Charles Graves

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Life
1812-1899; Right Rev. Charles Graves, DD., fourth son of John Crosbie Graves and f. A. P. Graves, b. Dublin; contrib. poetry to Kottabos; mathematician and FRS, Prof. of Maths., TCD, 1843; DD in 1851; Dean of Dublin Castle Chapel;, 1860; Pres. RIA, 1861; sees of Clonfert, 1864, and Limerick, 1866; also Oxford Hon DCL; f. of Alfred Percival [q.v.] and Charles Larcom Graves [q.v.];
 
iss. On the General Properties of Cones of the Second Degree and of Spherical Cones (1841); works in RIA Proceedings; member of the committee established to translate the Brehon Law; FRS, 1880; he thought that Irish Ogham derived from Germanic runes, now known to be of later and different origin. PI DIH DIB

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Works
“Ogam Beith Luis Nin”, in Hermathena 3 (1879) - and note that Robert Graves [q.v.] includes references to ogham in his account of poetic inspiration in The White Goddess: A Historical Grammar of Poetic Myth (1948).

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