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Donne [Dwn], Sir John (d. 1503), soldier and administrator

George Holmes

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/55407

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Donne [Dwn], Sir John (d. 1503), soldier and administrator, was descended from the Donne family of Kidwelly. His forebears were active soldiers, and John is said to have been born in Picardy, where his father, Gruffudd Donne (d. in or before 1448)...

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Subjects: Military History ; Warfare and Defence ; Political Institutions ; Public Administration

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