John Philpot Curran
John Philpot Curran (24 July 1750 – 14 October 1817) was an Irish orator, politician and wit, born in Newmarket, County Cork. He was the son of James and Sarah Curran.
A friend of the family, Rev. Nathaniel Boyse, arranged to have Curran educated at Midleton, County Cork. He studied law at Trinity College, Dublin (he was described as "the wildest, wittiest, dreamiest student")... more »
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