Wolfe Tone

Wolfe Tone's Death

Born (Birthday) June 20, 1763

Death Date November 19, 1798

Age of Death 35 years

Cause of Death N/A

Profession Politician

The politician Wolfe Tone died at the age of 35. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Irish politician who was one of the founding members of the United Irishmen and was known as the father of Irish republicanism.

He worked as a tutor in 1783 to the younger half-brothers of Richard Martin of Galway who was a supporter of the Catholic Emancipation.

He was captured by British forces and taken prisoner set to be executed for his involvement in the 1798 Irish Rebellion, but he died from a suicide attempt before it could be done.

Personal Life

He married Matilda Fanning.

He was part of the Irish rebellion of 1803 led by Robert Emmet.

How did Wolfe Tone die?

On 10 November 1798, he was found guilty and sentenced to be hanged on 12 November. Before this sentence was carried out, he was mortally wounded as a result either of being tortured by British soldiers or, as is today more generally accepted, of attempting to slit his own throat.