Charles Cunningham Boycott. Originally published in “Vanity Fair — Men of the Day, No. 238” (by Spy).

English army captain and land agent for Lord Erne in County Mayo, Charles Cunningham Boycott (1832 – 1897). He was one of the first victims in 1880 of Parnell’s system of social excommunication, for taking over a farm from which the previous tenants had been evicted. Hence the verb ‘to boycott’ in most European languages. Original Publication: Vanity Fair – Men Of The Day No. 238 (by Spy). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)