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Henry Grattan

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College Green, Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland
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Henry Grattan, leader of the Independent Irish Parliament of 1783-1800, is commemorated by monuments to him in various parts of Dublin city including: College Green, Rotunda, City Hall and Cork Street.

Henry Grattan (3 July 1746 – June 1820) was a member of the Irish House of Commons and a campaigner for legislative freedom for the Irish Parliament in the late 18th century.

He was the leader of the Independent Irish Parliament of 1783-1800 and opposed the Act of Union 1800 that merged the Ireland and Great Britain.

A statue of Henry Grattan can be seen on Dame Street, directly opposite Trinity College. There are also monuments to him in Dublin city at College Green, Saint Stephen's Green, Rotunda, City Hall and Cork Street.