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Robert Emmet

1778 - 1803

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Robert Emmet (4 March 1778 – 20 September 1803) was an Irish Republican, orator and rebel leader. Following the suppression of the United Irish uprising in 1798, he sought to organise a renewed attempt to overthrow the British Crown and Protestant Ascendancy in Ireland, and to establish a nationally representative government. Emmet entertained, but ultimately abandoned, hopes of immediate French assistance and of coordination with radical militants in Great Britain. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Emmet has received more than 531,404 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Robert Emmet is the 516th most popular social activist (down from 437th in 2019), the 312th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 275th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Irish Social Activist.

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Among social activists, Robert Emmet ranks 516 out of 538Before him are Bram Fischer, Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, Yolanda King, Hu Jia, Miriam Rodríguez Martínez, and Emily Davies. After him are Bayard Rustin, Harry Hay, Mario Savio, Ales Bialiatski, Elizaveta Glinka, and Jared Taylor.

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Among people born in 1778, Robert Emmet ranks 44Before him are Carl Bernhard von Trinius, Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux, Charles Alexandre Lesueur, José de la Mar, Francisco Manuel Blanco, and Javier de Burgos.  Among people deceased in 1803, Robert Emmet ranks 41Before him are George Bass, Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim, François Marie Daudin, Nikolay Lvov, Lemuel Francis Abbott, and Nizam Ali Khan, Asaf Jah II. After him is Peter Ascanius.

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Among people born in Ireland, Robert Emmet ranks 312 out of 501Before him are Sir Henry Wilson, 1st Baronet (1864), Niall Horan (1993), Frances Power Cobbe (1822), George Salmon (1819), John Joly (1857), and Roddy Doyle (1958). After him are John McKenna (1855), Tom Kiely (1869), Máirtín Ó Cadhain (1906), Edward Barrett (1877), Albert Reynolds (1932), and Joseph Plunkett (1887).


Among social activists born in Ireland, Robert Emmet ranks 5Before him are William Howard Russell (1820), Mary Harris Jones (1837), Wolfe Tone (1763), and Eoin O'Duffy (1890). After him are William Smith O'Brien (1803).