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owen roe o'neill

Irish rebel commander during a major Roman Catholic revolt (1641-52) against English rule in Ireland. His victory at Benburb, Ulster, on June 5, 1646, was one of the few significant rebel triumphs of the war.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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