John FitzGerald, 6th Earl of Kildare

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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FitzGerald, John, 6th Earl of Kildare, succeeded his father in 1410. He was known as "Crouchback," or "Shane Cam" by the Irish. He strengthened and enlarged the castles of Maynooth and Kilkea; the former had then been for more than a century the principal residence of the Earls of Kildare. He died 17th October 1427, and was buried at All Hallows, the site of Trinity College, Dublin.

Sources

202. Kildare, The Earls of, and their Ancestors: from 1057 to 1773, with Supplement: Marquis of Kildare. 2 vols. Dublin, 1858-'62.

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