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Gogarty, Oliver St. John

Born: 1878 AD
Died: 1957 AD, at 79 years of age.

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.



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