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tayla asked in Society & CultureRoyalty · 1 decade ago

King of Ireland?

In what years did the last king of Ireland rule? How long did kings rule the nation? Thanks :)

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Lords of Ireland (1171-1541)

    Henry II, Lord of Ireland (1171 - 1189)

    Richard I (1189 - 1199)

    John (1199 - 1216)

    Henry III (1216 - 1272)

    Edward I (1272 - 1307)

    Edward II (1307 - 1327)

    King Edward Bruce (1315 - 1318) (Edward Bruce in opposition to Edward II)

    Edward III (1327 - 1377)

    Richard II (1377 - 1399)

    Henry IV (1399 - 1413)

    Henry V (1413 - 1422)

    Henry VI (1422 - 1461 and 1470 - 1471)

    Edward IV (1461 - 1470 and 1471 - 1483)

    Edward V (1483)

    Richard III (1483 - 1485)

    Henry VII (1485 - 1509)

    Henry VIII (1509 - 1542)

    Kings/Queens of Ireland (1541-1649)

    Henry VIII, King of Ireland (1542 - 1547)

    Edward VI (1547 - 1553)

    Jane Grey (1553)

    Mary I (1553 - 1558)

    Elizabeth I (1558 - 1603)

    James I (1603 - 1625)

    Charles I (1625 - 1649)

    Lord Protectors of the Commonwealth of England (1649-1660)

    Main article: English Interregnum

    Oliver Cromwell (1649 - 1658) (Lord Protector)

    Richard Cromwell (1658 - 1660) (Lord Protector)

    Kings/Queen of Ireland (1660-1801)

    Charles II (1660 - 1685)

    James II (1685 - 1688)

    William III (1689 - 1702) and Mary II (1689 - 1694)

    Anne (1702 - 1714)

    George I (1714 - 1727)

    George II (1727 - 1760)

    George III (1760 - 1801)

    Kings/Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1801-1927)

    George III (1801 - 1820)

    George IV (1820 - 1830)

    William IV (1830 - 1837)

    Victoria (1837 - 1901)

    Edward VII (1901 - 1910)

    George V (1910 - 1927)

    Kings of Ireland (1927-1949)

    George V (1927 - 1936)

    Edward VIII (1936)

    George VI (1936 - 1949)

    King/Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (1949-Present)

    Continues to rule in Northern Ireland after Republic of Ireland was declared in 1949

    George VI (1949 - 1952)

    Elizabeth II (1952 - Present)

    The above is a bit confusing, so you might wish to visit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_Ireland for more info and additional references.

    best of luck to you!

  • 1 decade ago

    In early medieval times, ireland was divided into four kingdoms, Leinster, Munster, Connaught and Ulster, which all had their own kings, and were frequently at war with each other. there was alos a High King who ruled over all the others, the most famous of these was Brian Boru in the eleventh century. The last one of all seems to have been Roderick O'Connor, in the twelfth century (when ireland was conquered by King Henry II of england).

    For an interesting series of books set in early medieval Ireland, I recommned the Sister Fidelma murder mysteries by Peter Tremayne

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    George VI (14 December 1895 – 6 February 1952) was King of the United Kingdom and the last King of Ireland from 1936 to 1949. Within 24 hours of his accession the Irish parliament (the Oireachtas) passed the External Relations Act, which essentially removed the power of the monarch in Ireland. The foundation of the Republic of Ireland in 1949 during King George's reign saw the acceleration of the break-up of the British Empire and its transition into the Commonwealth of Nations.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_VI_of_the_Unit...

    The first "Lord of Ireland" was Henry II of England from 1171 to 1189, so Ireland was ruled by a monarch for a span of 779 years.

    For a list of historical Irish Kings visit

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_of_Ireland

  • 1 decade ago

    Complicated question...

    Either: Edubard a Briuis ~ 1315-18

    (this one is questioned)

    if not him, then:

    Ruaidrí Ua Conchobair ~1166-86

    (Both: High Kings of Ireland)

    or

    Snechta Fína (Fínsnechta Fledach) ~ 695

    (King in the Baile Chuind)

    Complicated because of separate rules at the time. Certain rulers may be recognized, and others not. There were also numerous separate royal families.

    >>TIRA: Your answer displays Ireland under the rule of the British Monarchy (post-Catholic giving up of land with the Papal Bill: Laudabiliter by Pope Adrian IV)

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  • 1 decade ago

    Rory O'Connor was last High King of Ireland. Died 1198

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Don't think there was EVER a king of Ireland.

  • 6 years ago

    Fiatach Finn mac dara

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