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Clark, Abraham (1726–1794), author and revolutionary politician in America, was born on 15 February 1726 in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, the son of Thomas Clark, farmer and alderman, and his wife, Hannah Winans. A resident of Elizabethtown his entire life, in 1749 Clark married ...

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Freneau, Philip Morin (1752–1832), revolutionary poet and journalist in America, was born on 2 January 1752 on Frankford Street, New York city. He was the first of two children of Pierre Fresneau (1718–1767), wine factor and land speculator, and his wife, Agnes (1726–1817)...

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Thomas Paine (1737–1809) by John Wesley Jarvis, c. 1806–7 Gift of Marian B. Maurice, Photograph © 2004 Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington

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Paine, Thomas (1737–1809), author and revolutionary, was born in Thetford, Norfolk, on 29 January 1737, the first of two children of Joseph Pain (1708–1787), stay-maker and tenant farmer, and Frances Cocke (1697–c.1790), daughter of Thomas Cocke, attorney and town clerk of ...

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Pearse, Patrick Henry (1879–1916), writer and Irish revolutionary, was born on 10 November 1879 at 27 Great Brunswick Street, Dublin, the elder son and second of the four children of James Pearse (1839–1900), stone carver, of London, Birmingham, and Dublin, and his second wife, ...

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Patrick Henry Pearse (1879–1916) by unknown photographer [detail] Getty Images

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Reilly, (Thomas) Devin (1824–1854), Irish nationalist and revolutionary journalist, was born in Monaghan town, co. Monaghan, Ireland, on 30 March 1824, the son of Thomas Reilly, a solicitor. He was a Roman Catholic all his life. Thomas Devin Reilly was educated at the ...