O'Connor, Feaugus Edward, was born near Cork in 1796. He identified himself with O'Connell in politics, whereby he secured a seat for Cork in 1832. He soon broke with his leader, and joined the English Radicals, becoming the leader of the Chartists. Returned for Nottingham in 1847, he took a prominent part in the demonstration and monster petition of 1848, aiding the movement largely by the publication of the Northern Star. Failure unhinged his mind, and he died a hopeless lunatic in 1855.