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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #16355: Famous Irish people
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    Famous Irish people


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    1. I was born in 1775. Also known as 'the Liberator', I forced the British to accept Catholics in the Parliament (Emancipation Act, 1829). I am

    2. 1759 is not my date of birth, but my beer's ! I started brewing in Dublin and now my company is a big multinational one. I am

    3. Born in 1865, I am a philosopher and a bishop. My theory of perception is 'to be is to be perceived'. I am

    4. Famous Irish author, born in 1882; I wrote 'Ulysses', 'Dubliners', 'Finnegans Wake'...I am

    5. Born in 1906, I died in France in 1989. I was too busy 'waiting for Godot' to care about my Nobel Prize, which I refused. I am

    6. Born in 390, brought in Ireland as a slave, I escaped, converted Ireland to Christianism and suggested the Shamrock as a symbol for the holy trinity. I am

    7. I was born in 1856. Famous author of plays, among which 'Pygmalion'. I was awarded the Nobel Prize of Litterature in 1925. I am

    8. I am a mathematician, physician and astronomer born in 1805. I developped the theory of Quaternions and united Optics and Dynamics. I am

    9. Irish king, born in 941, I defeated other kings and finally reigned over the whole island. I was killed in 1014 at the battle of Clontarf. I am

    10. I am the second and current (2007) woman President of the Republic of Ireland, and the first to be born in Northern Ireland (Belfast, 1951). I am

    11. This portrait is not mine but Gulliver's, my creation (1721), here visiting Brobdingnag . I am

    12. First woman to be President of the Republic of Ireland (1990-1997), I resigned to become High Commissioner for Human Rights. I am

    13. Born in 1854, brilliant and provocating author, I wrote 'The picture of Dorian Grey'. I am

    14. Born in 1865, great poet, mysticist, also a dramatist and a Senator, I was awarded the Nobel Prize of Literature in 1923. I am









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