John Wilkes Booth Diary Question: "Tell" (World History?)?

In JWB's final diary entry he compares himself to others who overthrew their governments I think: "I am here in despair. And why? For doing what Brutus was honored for. What made Tell a hero? And yet I, for striking down a greater tyrant than they every knew, am looked upon as a common... show more In JWB's final diary entry he compares himself to others who overthrew their governments I think:

"I am here in despair. And why? For doing what Brutus was honored for. What made Tell a hero? And yet I, for striking down a greater tyrant than they every knew, am looked upon as a common cutthroat."

I know Brutus is from Rome, but who is "Tell?"
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