Robert Emmet

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Birthday
4, 1778
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Sep 20, 1803 (25)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
4, 1778
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Sep 20, 1803 (25)

About

Leader of the 1803 Irish rebellion who became a martyred hero after his execution.

Before Fame

His uprising turned into a riot that even he couldn't control.

Trivia

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.

Family Life

When hiding out from the English government, he risked his life to be next to his sweetheart, Sarah Curran.

Associated With

His poetic words inspired many future writers, including Washington Irving.