Myles Byrne of Monaseed

Myles Byrne (1780 – 1862)

Myles Byrne was born in Co. Wexford in 1780 and died in Paris in 1862.

He fought under Michael Dwyer at the Battle of Vinegar Hill during the 1798 Rebellion and was one of Robert Emmet’s most trusted Lieutenants during the ill-fated 1803 Rebellion.

Byrne fled to France where he was to join the forces of Napoleon Bonaparte, rising to the rank of Chef de Batallion in Napoleon’s Irish Regiment and then to the rank of Brigidier General in the French Army afther the reign of Napoleon.

He is buried at Montmartre Cemetery in Paris.

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