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Seán MacBride

Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA Seán MacBride

Profession: Irish Politician and Chief of Staff of the IRA


Biography: Rising from a domestic Irish political career, he founded or participated in many international organisations of the 20th century, including the United Nations, the Council of Europe and Amnesty International.

MacBride received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1974, the Lenin Peace Prize for 1975–1976 and the UNESCO Silver Medal for Service in 1980.

Born: January 26, 1904
Birthplace: Paris, France

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: January 15, 1988 (aged 83)

Married Life

  • 1925-01-26 Politician Seán MacBride (21) weds Catalina Bulfin in Dublin, Ireland

Historical Events

  • 1961-05-28 Amnesty International founded in London (Nobel Peace Prize 1977)
  • 1974-12-10 Nobel Peace Prize awarded to Irishman Seán MacBride for his human rights work and Japanese Prime Minister Eisaku Satō for signing Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

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