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  1. William Lamport (or Lampart) (1611/1615 – 1659) was an Irish Catholic adventurer, known in Mexico as "Don Guillén de Lamport (or Lombardo) y Guzmán". He was tried by the Mexican Inquisition for sedition and executed in 1659. [2] He claimed to be a bastard son of King Philip III of Spain and therefore the half-brother of King Philip IV .

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  3. William Lamport - Wikipedia

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    William Lamport (or Lampart) (1611/1615 – 1659) was an Irish Catholic adventurer, known in Mexico as "Don Guillén de Lamport (or Lombardo) y Guzmán". He was tried by the Mexican Inquisition for sedition and executed in 1659. [2] He claimed to be a bastard son of King Philip III of Spain and therefore the half-brother of King Philip IV .

  4. William Lamport - Irishman who inspired the stories of Zorro

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    Irish man William Lamport was an inspiration for the Mexican independence movement in the 19th century. Frances Mulraney @FrancesMulraney Nov 16, 2022 "The Mark of Zorro" poster (1940): William...

  5. Documentary On Newstalk: Man and Myth: The Story of William ...

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    It has been said that Lamport, who was the son of wealthy Wexford merchants, was an inspiration behind the fictional character of Zorro, but the life of this child prodigy, pirate, soldier, poet,...

  6. Upcoming Talks For Nov. 2022. ‘The Legend of William Lamport’ will be featured at a number of different events in the coming week from November 14th-17th. Author Eoin McAuley, will be speaking at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) next Thursday 17th November, as part of the committee of a research project entitled: “An Irish poet in New Spain: Toward the creation of a digital repository on the life and work of William Lamport”, which is a part of the Research ...

  7. The Man Behind the Mask of Zorro - History Ireland

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    William Lamport was educated by the Augustinians and Franciscans in Wexford and by the Jesuits in Dublin. In 1628 he went to London to study, but was compelled to leave because of his political opinions; he fell in with a gang of pirates; jumped ship in 1630, and fled to La Coruña, Spain, where he resumed his studies at St Patrick’s College and hispanicised his name to ‘Guillén Lombardo’.

  8. About William Lamport (Zorro)

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    Probably the inspiration for Zorro a brief biography - compiled by Gerard Ronan. A native of Wexford, a small but important fishing port in the southeast corner of Ireland, William Lamport (an old variation of the Lambert name) is recognised by many as one of the precursors of Mexican Independence. By the time he had celebrated his fifteenth birthday Lamport had already been charged in London with high treason, escaped and spent two years aboard a pirate vessel on which he helped to defeat ...

  9. A New Comic Book Explores the Life of Irish Adventurer ...

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    That was how he first came across the name William Lamport. He then stumbled on a book by Gerard Ronan called The Irish Zorro: The Extraordinary Adventures of William Lamport (1615–1659) . “It was really insightful, really got me engaged and then kind of led me down a path towards reading up on the wider history and circumstances that surrounded Lamport,” says McAuley.

  10. The mark of Lamport: The real Zorro was from Wexford

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    The story of William Lamport is as outrageous as any Gothic romance, full of unlikely twists and turns, and hurtling towards a dramatic finale. Gang of pirates He was born in Wexford town around...

  11. William Lamport, Mexico’s Irish Would-Be King

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    The boy’s name was William Lamport. He was born in County Wexford, Ireland, around 1610. His parents, Richard and Alonsa Lamport, were from English merchant families which had settled in southern Ireland centuries before.