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History of Philanthropy

Included below are a number of the most famous Philanthropists from Northern Ireland. Thanks go to The Ulster History Circle for access to their detailed archives. Further information can be obtained at http://www.ulsterhistory.co.uk

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History of Philanthropy in NI

Barney Hughes
Master Baker and Philanthropist 1808-1878
Dr James Deeny
Public Health Pioneer 1906-1994
Dr James McDonnell
Physician 1763-1845
E. Godfrey Brown
Musician 1874-1955
Ezekiel Donnell
Industrialist, Polemicist and Philanthropist 1822-1896
Philanthropist and Business Man, died 1903
Frances Joseph Bigger
Antiquarian 1863-1926
Artist 1895-1974
George Sigerson
Physician, Professor, Writer, Gael 1836-1925
Gustave Wilhelm Wolff
Shipbuilder 1834-1913
John Harold Hewitt
Poet 1907-1987
Martha Magee
Benefactor of Magee College Londonderry 1755-1846
Paul Rodgers
Shipbuilder 1834-1901
Sir Edward Coey
Mayor of Belfast and Philanthropist 1805-1887
Sir Henry Lawrence
Founder of Lawrence Schools, India (1806-1857)
Sir Otto Jaffe
Lord Mayor of Belfast and Philanthropist 1846 - 1929
Sir Richard Wallace
Philanthropist and Art Collector 1818-1890
Sir Samuel Kelly
Coal Importer and Philanthropist 1897-1937
Sir Tyrone Guthrie
Broadcaster and Theatre Director 1900-1971
Sir William McArthur
Lord Mayor of London and Founding President of the London Chamber of Commerce 1809-1887
Sir William Whitla
Physician and Philanthropist 1851-1933
William Crolly, Archbishop of Armagh
Archbishop of Armagh 1780-1849
William Gibson plaque
Goldsmith and Philanthropist 1838-1913
Patrons of the Arts and Entrepreneurs Zoltan 1894-1961, Anny 1908-1999