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Madden, Samuel

Born: 1686 AD
Died: 1765 AD
Nationality: Irish
Categories: Authors, Philanthropist

1686 – Samuel Madden was born in Dublin. Irish author and philanthropist.

         – He moved to Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, as a clergyman.

1729 – His tragedy, Themistocles, was produced in London and was very successful.

1731 – With Thomas Prior he founded the Dublin Society and as well as contributing to this he began a scheme to give financial assistance to students at Trinity College, Dublin. For this he became known as ‘Premium’ Madden.

1733 – Wrote Memoirs Of the Twentieth Century.

1738 – He published Reflections and Resolutions Proper for the Gentlemen of Ireland, as to their Conduct for the Service of their Country.

1765 – He died on December 31st at the age of 79.