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 Edward Fitzgerald

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Edward Fitzgerald

  • Birth 15 Oct 1763
  • Death 4 Jun 1798
  • Burial Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Memorial ID 5887830

Son of 1st Duke of Leinster, fought in the English army in the American Wars and became an ardent Republican. Friend of Tom Paine in Paris in 1792. Joined the republican United Irishmen movement and became leader of its military committee (the Army referred to on the plaque is something of an exaggeration). Betrayed by a colleague for a thousand pound reward and injured by a bullet during arrest. Died from inflammation of the wound.

Bio by: David Conway


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  • Created by: David Conway
  • Added: 24 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5887830
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Fitzgerald (15 Oct 1763–4 Jun 1798), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5887830, citing Saint Werburgh's Church, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland ; Maintained by David Conway (contributor 92) .