John Taaffe

Life
1787-1862; b. Co. Louth, met Jeffrey and Scott in Edinburgh; companion of Lord Byron in Pisa; Byron laughed at his poetry but admired his knowledge of Dante issued Padilla:A Tale of Palestine, 1816; A Comment on the Divine Comedy of Dante (1822) 499p; Adelais, a poem (priv. 1852); The History of the ... Order of St. John of Jerusalem ( 1852). RAF

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References
Dictionary of National Biography lists only John Taaffe (fl.1685-1708), alias Thomas O’Mullan and Fr. Vincent, an informer who turned Protestant and was employed by the Government to spy on Jacobites after ‘the revolution’.

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