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Wolfe Tone

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Wolfe Tone
A portrait from the Welsh Portrait Collection at the National Library of Wales.
Theobald Wolfe Tone

(1763-06-20)20 June 1763
Died19 November 1798(1798-11-19) (aged 35)
Dublin, Kingdom of Ireland
Burial placeBodenstown Graveyard, Sallins, County Kildare, Ireland
Agent(s)Society of United Irishmen, Catholic Committee and Convention
(m. 1785)
AllegianceUnited Irishmen
French Republic
Battles/warsBattle of Tory Island

Wolfe Tone (born June 20, 1763, Dublin, Ire.—died Nov. 19, 1798, Dublin) was a founder of the United Irishmen and a leading figure in the fight for Irish independence from British rule In 1798 and one of the key figures in the United Ireland rebellion of 1798.Tone helped form the Society of United Irishmen. In October 1798 attempt to land in Ireland with French troops and supplies, he was taken prisoner. Sentenced to be hanged, he died from a reportedly self-inflicted wound.