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 Constance Georgine <I>Gore-Booth</I> Markievicz

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Constance Georgine Gore-Booth Markievicz Famous memorial

Birth
Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Death 15 Jul 1927 (aged 59)
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Burial Glasnevin, County Dublin, Ireland
Memorial ID 5746940 View Source

Politician, Revolutionary Nationalist, Suffragette and Socialist. Born to an old Anglo-Irish family, studied art and in Paris married a Polish count. Initially involved in Irish artistic circles, became a passionate nationalist and joined Sinn Fein in 1908. Took part in the 1916 Dublin Rising. In December 1918 became the first woman elected to the British Parliament, (for Sinn Fein); refused to take up her seat. Jailed in 1919. Opposed the Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 and joined de Valera's Fianna Fail party in 1926. She remained an extreme Republican until the end.

Bio by: David Conway

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: David Conway
  • Added: 7 Sep 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5746940
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5746940/constance-georgine-markievicz : accessed ), memorial page for Constance Georgine Gore-Booth Markievicz (4 Feb 1868–15 Jul 1927), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5746940, citing Glasnevin Cemetery, Glasnevin, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by Find a Grave .