Robert Emmet

1778 - 1803

Robert Emmet

Robert Emmet (4 March 1778 – 20 September 1803) was an Irish Republican, and Irish nationalist patriot, orator and rebel leader. After leading an abortive rebellion against British rule in 1803 he was captured then tried and executed for high treason against the British king George III of Great Britain and Ireland.Emmet came from a wealthy Anglo-Irish Protestant ascendancy Church of Ireland family who sympathized with Irish Catholics and Protestant Dissenters, particularly in Ulster, such as the Presbyterians and their lack of representation in Parliament. The Emmet family also sympathized with the rebel colonists, or "patriots", in the American Revolution. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Emmet has received more than 351,457 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 360th most popular social activist.

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Among social activists, Robert Emmet ranks 359 out of 426Before him are Stephen Mallory, Sylvia Rivera, Mary Edwards Walker, Aslı Erdoğan, Catharine MacKinnon, and Fazu Aliyeva. After him are Henry Spira, Yun Hyon-seok, Daniel De Leon, Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, Ralph Abernathy, and Oswaldo Payá.

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Among people born in 1778, Robert Emmet ranks 35Before him are Jean Baptiste Gay, vicomte de Martignac, Anders Sandøe Ørsted, Francisco Manuel Blanco, William Hazlitt, Joseph Grimaldi, and Charles Alexandre Lesueur.  Among people deceased in 1803, Robert Emmet ranks 28Before him are Sylvain Maréchal, Jean-François de La Harpe, Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, Georg I, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen, François Marie Daudin, and George Bass.

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Among people born in Ireland, Robert Emmet ranks 213 out of 366Before him are Tom Kiely (1869), Peter Sutherland (1946), Robert O'Hara Burke (1821), Owen Moore (1886), Colm Tóibín (1955), and Michael Scott (1959). After him are Alfred Harmsworth, 1st Viscount Northcliffe (1865), Cathal Brugha (1874), Charles Haughey (1925), John Joly (1857), Albert Reynolds (1932), and Louis Walsh (1952).


Among social activists born in Ireland, Robert Emmet ranks 5Before him are Mary Harris Jones (1837), William Howard Russell (1820), Wolfe Tone (1763), and Eoin O'Duffy (null).

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