Patrick Pearse

Patrick Henry Pearse (also known as Pádraig or Pádraic Pearse; Irish: Pádraig Anraí Mac Piarais; 10 November 1879 – 3 May 1916) was an Irish teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist, republican political activist and revolutionary who was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916. Following his execution along with fifteen others, Pearse came to be seen by many as the embodiment of the rebellion.

Patrick Pearse
Pádraig Anraí Mac Piarais
Patrick Henry Pearse

(1879-11-10)10 November 1879
Dublin, Ireland
Died3 May 1916(1916-05-03) (aged 36)
Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin, Ireland
Resting placeArbour Hill Prison
Other namesPádraig Pearse
EducationCBS Westland Row
Alma materUniversity College Dublin
King's Inns
  • Educator
  • principal
  • barrister
  • republican activist
  • poet
Parent(s)James Pearse
Margaret Brady
Military career
AllegianceIrish Republican Brotherhood
Irish Volunteers
Years of service1913–1916
Battles/warsEaster Rising