Fanny Parnell

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Fanny Parnell born Frances Isabelle Parnell (September 4, 1848 – July 20, 1882) was an Irish poet, Irish Nationalist, and the sister of Charles Stewart Parnell, an important figure in nineteenth century Ireland. Although Fanny's life was short, she was a strong willed and accomplished woman.<!-- Deleted image removed: -->

Early life

Fanny Parnell was born on September 4, 1848 in Avondale, County Wicklow, Ireland into a wealthy Protestant background. She was the eighth child out of eleven and fourth daughter born to John Henry Parnell, a landowner and the grandson of the last Chancellor of the Irish Exchequer, and Delia Tudor Stewart Parnell, an Irish-American and the daughter of Admiral Charles Stewart (1778–1869) of the US Navy. Fanny was an intelligent girl and before she was through her teen years she had studied mathematics, chemistry, and astronomy, and she could speak and write fluently in almost all the major European languages. She also had talents in music and painting and drawing in oil and water colors. Fanny’s parents separated when she was young, and soon after her father died in July 1859 at the age of forty eight, she and her mother moved to Dalkey. A year later they moved to Dublin, and in 1865 they moved to Paris where Fanny studied art and wrote poetry. In 1874 they moved to Bordentown, New Jersey in America.


Fanny was known as the Patriot Poet. She showed interest in Irish politics and most of her poetry was about Irish......
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