Falkiner, Caesar Litton (1863-1908), politician, barrister and a writer. University of Dublin Philosophical Society MEDAL. Silver medal, inscribed on the reverse "C. Litton Falkiner ORATORY Session 1884-85". 46mm. Pierced with suspension loop. VF.
Caesar Litton Falkiner was a politician, barrister and a writer on literary and historical topics. Born in Dublin, he went to Dublin University where he graduated BA in 1886 and proceeded MA in 1890. In 1885 he was elected President of the college Philosophical Society (who had awarded him this silver medal the previous year) giving a presidential address entitled ‘A new voyage to Utopia’. In 1887 Falkiner was called to the Irish bar, and in 1888 he began to work actively on behalf of the unionist cause. Falkiner devoted much time to the study of Irish history and literature, publishing a number of scholarly works, but he died at the age of 45 in an accident in the Alps. (ODNB)