Theobald Wolfe Tone died 1798

#OnThisDay 1798 Theobald Wolfe Tone, a founder of the United Irishmen, leader of the 1798 Rebellion & father of Irish Republicanism died in Dublin. Denied a soldier’s death, Tone attempted to take his own life and deny the British authorities the honour of hanging him like a criminal. The wound was not clean and his death took days. He is noted as saying “I am sorry I have been so bad an anatomist”. Tone wanted to unite all Irish people regardless of class & religion in an independent, sovereign Irish republic. #Ireland #History

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