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Conor Cruise O'Brien

Born: 1917 AD
Currently alive, at 104 years of age.
Nationality: Irish
Categories: Authors, Governor General, Professors

An acclaimed author, public intellectual, international statesman, and former government minister in Ireland


Vice-chancellor of the University of Ghana, Schweitzer Professor of the Humanities at New York University, and editor-in-chief of the Observer in London


1917 – Born in November 3


1956-1961 – Member of the Irish delegation to the United Nations


1969 general election was elected to Dáil Éireann as a member of the Labour Party, representing the Dublin North East constituency together with three other TDs, including Charles Haughey.


1972 – wrote the book States of Ireland

1974 – Served as a diplomat under the pro-physical force republican, Seán MacBride, the Nobel Peace Laureate


1980 – Defied the boycott against South Africa and championed the Israelis against the Palestinians.



Books written:


1992 – The Great Melody


1998 –   Memoir: My Life and Themes


1986 –  Cunning and Passion


1989 – The Siege