O'Brien, William Smith, 1803-1864

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1803-10-17
Death 1864-06-18

Biographical notes:

Irish nationalist and member of Parliament. Leader of the Young Ireland movement. Led an almost bloodless uprising against the police in Ballingary County and was tried successfully for treason. He was sentenced to be hanged, but instead was exiled until 1856.

From the description of William Smith O'Brien letter to unidentified recipient [manuscript], 1848 Jan 10. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 256491062

Epithet: MP

British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000269.0x0000f4

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Subjects:

  • Convicts
  • Socialism
  • Nationalists
  • Labor unions
  • Labor leaders
  • Young Ireland movement
  • Press, Socialist

Occupations:

  • Convicts

Places:

  • Ireland (as recorded)
  • Ireland, Europe (as recorded)
  • Ireland (as recorded)
  • Great Britain (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Edgbaston, Warwickshire (as recorded)
  • Australia--Richmond (N.S.W.) (as recorded)