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Patrick Pearse

Writer

Patrick Pearse Patrick Henry Pearse (also known as Pádraig Pearse; Irish: Pádraig Anraí Mac Piarais; An Piarsach; 10 November 1879 – 3 May 1916) was an Irish teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist and political activist who was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916. He was declared "President of the Provisional Government" of the Irish Republic in one of the bulletins issued by the Rising's leaders, a status that was however disputed by others associated with the rebellion both then and later. Following the collapse of the Rising and the execution of Pearse, his brother (Willie Pearse), and fourteen other leaders, Pearse came to be seen by many as the embodiment of the rebellion. Patrick Pearse and his brother Willie were born at 27 Great Brunswick Street, the street that is named after them today. It was here that their father, James Pearse, established a stonemasonry business in the 1850s, a business which flourished and provided the Pearses with a comfortable middle-class upbringing. Pearse's father was a mason and monumental sculptor, and originally a Unitarian from Birmingham in England. The home life of Patrick Pearse was one where he was surrounded by books. His father had  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Known as
Padraic Pearse
Date of birth
1879-11-10
Place of birth
Dublin
Parents
Margaret Pearse
Siblings
Margaret Mary Pearse Willie Pearse
Profession
Writer

Education

Institution From To
Royal University of Ireland

Death

Date of death
1916-05-03
Cause of death
Execution by firing squad
Place of death
Dublin

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