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Wolfe Tone

Irish Republican and Revolutionary Wolfe Tone

Full Name: Theobald Wolfe Tone
Profession: Irish Republican and Revolutionary


Born: June 20, 1763
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: November 19, 1798 (aged 35)
Cause of Death: Unclear, possible shot on the day he was due to be hanged

Events in the Life of Wolfe Tone

  • 1798-08-22 French troops land in Kilcummin harbour in County Mayo, Ireland, to aid Wolfe Tone's United Irishmen's Irish Rebellion
  • 1798-11-08 Irish revolutionary Wolfe Tone is sentenced to death by hanging for his part in the Irish Rebellion of 1798. Tone requests to be shot instead so as to die a soldier's death.

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