Wolfe Tone

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Birthday
20, 1763
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Nov 19, 1798 (35)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
20, 1763
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Nov 19, 1798 (35)

About

Irish politician who was one of the founding members of the United Irishmen and was known as the father of Irish republicanism.

Before Fame

He worked as a tutor in 1783 to the younger half-brothers of Richard Martin of Galway who was a supporter of the Catholic Emancipation.

Trivia

He was captured by British forces and taken prisoner set to be executed for his involvement in the 1798 Irish Rebellion, but he died from a suicide attempt before it could be done.

Family Life

He married Matilda Fanning.

Associated With

He was part of the Irish rebellion of 1803 led by Robert Emmet.