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 Michael Collins

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Michael Collins

Birth
Sam's Cross Roads, County Cork, Ireland
Death 22 Aug 1922 (aged 31)
Bealnablath, County Cork, Ireland
Burial Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Memorial ID 4125 View Source
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Irish Revolutionary. He began his career as a clerk and stockbroker in London. Joined the Republican Brotherhood, of which he eventually became a member of the supreme Council. Fought in the Easter Rising of 1916. Minister for Home Affairs 1918 and for finance from 1919 to 1922. He also head of Intelligence during Anglo-Irish War, raising money and organised arms supplies. One of the principal negotiators of the Anglo-Irish treaty. Commander in Chief of the Irish Government Forces during the subsequent Irish Civil War. Died in action at Bealnablath in County Cork when his column was ambushed by anti government forces.


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 8 Dec 1998
  • Find a Grave Memorial 4125
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/4125/michael-collins : accessed ), memorial page for Michael Collins (16 Oct 1890–22 Aug 1922), Find a Grave Memorial ID 4125, citing Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by Find A Grave .