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Tone, Wolfe

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Definition of Tone, Wolfe in English:

( 1763–98), Irish nationalist; full name Theobald Wolfe Tone. In 1794 he induced a French invasion of Ireland to overthrow English rule, which failed. Tone was captured by the British during the Irish insurrection in 1798 and committed suicide in prison.

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