Lord Edward FitzGerald

Died aged c. 35

Lord Edward FitzGerald (15 October 1763 – 4 June 1798) was an Irish aristocrat who abandoned his prospects as a distinguished veteran of British service in the American War of Independence, and as an Irish Parliamentarian, to embrace the cause of an independent Irish republic. Unable to reconcile with Ireland's Protestant Ascendancy or with the Kingdom's English-appointed administration, he sought inspiration in revolutionary France where, in 1792, he met and befriended Thomas Paine. From 1796 he became a leading proponent within the Society of United Irishmen of a French-assisted insurrection. On the eve of the intended uprising in May 1798 he was fatally wounded in the course of arrest.

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

Lord Edward FitzGerald Commander-in-Chief of the United Army was buried here on 5th June 1798

Saint Werburgh's Parish Church, Werburgh Street, Dublin, Ireland where they was buried (1798)

1798 Lord Edward Fitzgerald Leader in the United Irishmen Born in Kildare 15 Oct 1763 died in Dublin 4 June 1798 Lived in Frascati House

Frascati Road, Blackrock, Co Dublin, Ireland where they lived