James Clarence Mangan

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Birthday
1, 1803
Birthplace
Ireland
DEATH DATE
Jun 20, 1849 (46)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
1, 1803
Birthplace
Ireland
DEATH DATE
Jun 20, 1849 (46)

About

Irish poet whose well-known poems include "The Funerals," "Siberia," and "To the Ruins of Donegal Castle." In late works such as "My Dark Rosaleen," he explored political themes.

Before Fame

He studied Romance languages at a Dublin Jesuit school. He published his first poem in 1818 and began publishing other early works in a journal called the Dublin University Magazine.

Trivia

He was eccentric and psychologically troubled. In addition, he suffered from alcoholism and opium addiction, both of which hastened his early death from cholera.

Family Life

He was the son of a bankrupt grocer and, at a young age, had to go to work as a law clerk to help support his family.

Associated With

His life and works were discussed in an important essay written by Dubliners author James Joyce.

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