John Sheares

(1776—1798) Irish nationalist

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(1776–1798), United Irishman and poet. Born in Cork, and educated at TCD, he was a leader of the Dublin society of United Irishmen, and was arrested, tried, and hung for treason with his elder brother Henry (b. 1753) in May-July 1798.

From The Concise Oxford Companion to Irish Literature in Oxford Reference.

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