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Corbet, William (1779-1842), revolutionary and soldier

Henry Morse Stephens and Gerard McCoy

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/6294
Corbet, William (1779-1842), revolutionary and soldier


Corbet, William (1779-1842), revolutionary and soldier, was born at Ballythomas, co. Cork, on 17 August 1779, one of eight children in a protestant family. He was well educated by his father, who was a classical scholar and schoolmaster. He and his brother Thomas entered Trinity College, Dublin, in 1794. At ...

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