1694-1746 - Francis Hutcheson - Philosopher born in Ireland to a family of Scottish Presbyterians. A founding father of the Scottish Enlightenment.
1729-1797 - Edmund Burke. Statesman, author, orator, political theorist & philosopher. Statue in Washington, DC (USA).
1829-1892 - Patrick Gilmore - Composer & bandmaster. Wrote "When Johnny Comes Marching Home." Ran National Peace Jubilee in 1869 & World Peace Jubilee in 1872 (both in Boston).
1854-1938 - Bolton Hall - Lawyer, author & activist. Worked on behalf of the poor. "Father of back to the land movement." Founded Free Acres, New Jersey, in 1910.
1856-1950 - George Bernard Shaw - Playwright, ardent socialist & co-founder of London School of Economics. Angered by exploitation of the working class. Wrote brochures for Fabian Society.
1857-1949 - S. S. McClure - Publisher. Investigative or muckraking journalist. Co-founded & ran McClure's Magazine 1893-1911.
1878-1916 - Francis Sheehy-Skeffington - Suffragist, pacifist & writer. Click here for monuments in Ireland. P
1890-1922 - Michael Collins - Politician. "Sought to bring an incremental peace to his troubled native land. Killed by the Irish Republican Army (IRA)."
1894-1981 - Sir Norman Stronge - Baronet. Army officer. Unionist speaker of the House of Commons of Northern Ireland. Killed with his son James by the IRA at their home Tynan Abbey.
1904-1988 - Sean MacBride President of Intrnational Peace Bureau 1974-1985. 1974 with Eisaku Sato
1933-Alive - George J. Mitchell - US Senator. Negotiated the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement of 1998. 1999
1937-Alive - John Hume - Politician from Derry. Architect of Northern Ireland peace process. Enabled the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement of 1998. 1998 with David Trimble
1943-Alive - Betty Williams - Cofounded "The Peace People" to help end "The Troubles" in Ireland. 1976 with Mairead Corrigan
1944-Alive - Mairead Corrigan - Cofounded "The Peace People" to help end "The Troubles" in Ireland. 1976 with Betty Williams
1944-Alive - Mary Robinson - President of Ireland 1990-97. UN High Commissioner for Refugees 1997-2002.
1944-Alive - David Trimble - Enabled the the Belfast (Good Friday) Agreement of 1998. 1998 with John Hume
1951-Alive - Bob Geldof - Singer-songwriter & political activist, especially anti-poverty efforts in Africa. Founded Band Aid & Live Aid. See Bono.
1960-Alive - Bono - Singer & musician. Social activist. Called "the face of fusion philanthropy." 2004
c1970-Alive - Malachy Kilbride - Peace activist. Primarily works with Washington Peace Center & NCNR. Lived in Ireland.
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