Padraic Pearse

Padraic Pearse

Born: November 10, 1879

Died: May 3, 1916

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Writer

Biography: Patrick Henry Pearse was an Irish teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist and political activist who was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916. He was declared President of the Provisional Government of the Irish Republic in one of the bulletins issued by the Rising's leaders, a status that was however disputed by others associated with the rebellion both then and later.