October 6, 1891

Charles Stewart Parnell, often referred to as the “Uncrowned King of Ireland” prior to his downfall, died on this day in 1891 after returning to Dublin from exile. Parnell died at the age of only 45 years from a heart attack at his home at 10 Walsingham Terrace, Hove, Dublin. Around 20,000 people attended his funeral service at Glasnevin Cemetery. Parnell was the founder of the Irish Parliament Party and one of Ireland’s most important nationalist leaders of the 19th century.

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