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Maud Gonne
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Born
Edith Maud Gonne

(1866-12-21)21 December 1866
Tongham, England
Died 27 April 1953(1953-04-27) (aged 86)
Clonskeagh, Ireland
Occupation Activist
Spouse(s) John MacBride
Children Georges Silvère (1890–1891)
Iseult Gonne
Seán MacBride
Parents
  • Thomas Gonne (father)
  • Edith Frith Gonne (née Cook) (mother)

Maud Gonne MacBride (Irish: Maud Nic Ghoinn Bean Mhic Giolla Bhríghde, 21 December 1866 – 27 April 1953) was an English-born Irish republican revolutionary, suffragette and actress. Of Anglo-Irish descent, she was won over to Irish nationalism by the plight of evicted people in the Land Wars. She actively agitated for Home Rule and then for the republic declared in 1916. During the 1930s, as a founder member of the Social Credit Party, she promoted the distributive programme of C. H. Douglas. Gonne was well known for being the muse and long-time love interest of Irish poet W. B. Yeats.

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