Lord Edward Fitzgerald Dies from wounds 1798

#OnThisDay 1798 Lord Edward Fitzgerald died in Newgate Prison, Dublin from his wounds suffered during his arrest. Fitzgerald was the iconic leader of the United Irishmen and his and many other United Irishmen leaders meant that the upcoming rebellion was almost completely leaderless. His sister said of him:
He was loved by everyone. He was the acknowledged favourite of our hearts. Whenever he came among us, it was universal delight.


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