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Gogarty, Oliver St. John

Born: 1878 AD
Died: 1957 AD
Nationality: Irish
Categories: Authors, Politician, Surgeon

1878 – Born at 5 Rutla Square in Dublin on the 17th of August.

1922 – Inspiration for character Buck Mulligan in James Joyce’s "Ulysses".

1924 – Gogarty won the bronze medal at the Olympic Games for his poem Ode to the Tailteann Games.

1937 – Gogarty’s memoir As I Was Going Down Sackville Street resulted in a libel lawsuit. Henry Sinclair, an uncle of Samuel Beckett’s, claimed that Gogarty characterized his grandfather, Morris Harris, as a usurer.

1957 – Died in New York City on the 22nd of September.