Windham Wyndham-Quin, 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl

Windham Wyndham-Quin, 4th Earl Of Dunraven And Mount-Earl

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Windham Thomas Wyndham-Quin, 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl KP PC (12 February 1841 – 14 June 1926), styled Viscount Adare between 1850 and 1871, was an Irish Peer.

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The son of the 3rd Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl, he succeeded as 4th Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl in the Peerage of Ireland and 2nd Baron Kenry in the Peerage of the United Kingdom on the death of his father in 1871.

Education & early career

Dunraven was educated at Christ Church, Oxford. After serving some time as a lieutenant in the 1st Life Guards, a cavalry regiment, he became, at age twenty-six, a war correspondent for the London newspaper The Daily Telegraph and covered the Abyssinian War. In this capacity, he shared a tent with Henry Stanley of the New York Herald. Dunraven then became a special correspondent for a "big London daily" during the Franco-Prussian War in 1870–71. He reported the Siege of Paris, saw the Third Carlist War and war in Turkey, and probably the Russo-Turkish War. Dunraven witnessed both the signing of the Treaty of Versailles which ended the Franco-Prussian War in 1871, and later the signing of the Treaty of Versailles in 1919.

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The fourth earl spent a great deal of his leisure time hunting wild game in various parts of the world. After hearing of the fine hunting in the American West he decided to visit, first...
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