Patrick Pearse Biography
(Barrister and a Leader of the Easter Rising in 1916)
Birthday: November 10, 1879 (Scorpio)
Born In: Dublin, Ireland
Patrick Henry Pearse was an Irish barrister, poet, writer, and republican political activist. He became the first president of the provisional Irish government proclaimed in Dublin in 1916. Besides becoming the president of the Irish Republic, Pearse also took charge of the Irish forces as its commander in chief during the Easter Rebellion. He worked dedicatedly in promoting the Irish language in the midst of British domination. In a bid to promote the language, Pearse published old Irish manuscripts along with his poems using idioms. To spread the Irish culture, he established the bilingual secondary school for boys St. Enda's School in Ranelagh, Dublin. As a young man, Patrick Pearse was an avid nationalist and started taking active part in the nationalist movements across Ireland. He joined the Irish Volunteers and started writing for them in their fight of securing rights for the Irish population. He became a member of the Irish Republican Brotherhood and opposed Britain before the start of World War I.