Emmett, Robert (1783-1803), was an enthusiastic Irish patriot of estimable qualities but unfortunate life. He was born in Cork, and studied for the bar at Trinity College, Dublin, but was expelled for his political views. Falling under the suspicions of the Government, he left Ireland during the suspension of the Habeas Corpus Act, but afterwards returned, and became a member of the Society of United Irishmen. For his share in the rebellion of 1803 he was arrested, tried, condemned, and executed. His attachment to Miss Sarah Curran caused much embarrassment to Curran (q.v.), and gave occasion for Tom Moore's ballad, She is far from the land where her young hero sleeps.