The Signatories

Was Pearse, the reader of the Proclamation and assumed to have been chosen president of the republic it declared, the real leader of the Rising? Or was it Clarke, the veteran revolutionary, whose signature at the top of the list, was an acknowledgment by the other six that he was primus inter pares? How much of the Proclamation was Connolly's vision and how much was Pearse's? Who were the seven signatories of the Proclamation?