Charles William Russell (1812 - 1880):
Academic and writer
Charles Russell was born in Killough, County Down, and by 1835 was appointed Professor of Humanity at Maynooth. In 1837 he was made President of the college, and he is said to have been instrumental in the conversion of Cardinal Newman. He was co-editor of the Dublin Review and collaborated with J. P. Prendergast on the eight-volume Report on the Carte Manuscripts and the four-volume Calendar of State Papers of James I. He also wrote the Life of Cardinal Mezzofanti. He died after falling from his horse.
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