Leader of the 1803 Irish rebellion who became a martyred hero after his execution.
His uprising turned into a riot that even he couldn't control.
After he was sentenced to death for his part in the rebellion, he said in a speech that he wanted his gravestone to be blank until Ireland was is its own country.
When hiding out from the English government, he risked his life to be next to his sweetheart, Sarah Curran.
His poetic words inspired many future writers, including Washington Irving.