William Corbet

1779-1842; United Irishman, ed. TCD from 1794, expelled, 1798; Corbett wrote propaganda, and subseq. joined French forces, being on ship-board at Humbert’s landing; arrested at Hamburg, 1798; imprisoned Kilmanham, 1799; escaped to Paris, 1803; served in French side in Peninsular War, 1810-13; in German campaigns, 1813-14; col. 1815; slighted by Bourbons; French expedition to Greece, 1828; gen. of brigade, commanded French troops in Greece, 1831-32; gen. of division, 1833. ODNB