William Smith O'Brien
British politicianDied when: 60 years 245 days (728 months)
Star Sign: Libra
William Smith O'Brien (Irish: Liam Mac Gabhann Ó Briain; 17 October 1803 – 18 June 1864) was an Irish nationalist Member of Parliament (MP) and a leader of the Young Ireland movement.
He also encouraged the use of the Irish language.He was convicted of sedition for his part in the Young Irelander "Famine Rebellion" of 1848, but his sentence of death was commuted to deportation to Van Diemen's Land.
In 1854, he was released on the condition of exile from Ireland, and he lived in Brussels for two years.In 1856 O'Brien was pardoned and returned to Ireland, but he was never active again in politics.