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Samuel Madden (1686 - 1785):
Writer and benefactor


Samuel Madden was born in Dublin and was educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He moved to Newtownbutler, County Fermanagh, as a clergyman. In 1729 his tragedy, Themistocles, was produced in London and was very successful. With Thomas Prior he founded the Dublin Society in 1731, and as well as contributing to this he began a scheme to give financial assistance to students at Trinity College, Dublin. For this he became known as 'Premium' Madden. In 1738 he published Reflections and Resolutions Proper for the Gentlemen of Ireland, as to their Conduct for the Service of their Country. Among his friends were Swift and Dr Johnson. He died in County Fermanagh.

Born: 23 December 1686
Died: 31 December 1785
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