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James Connolly

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Birthday
5, 1868
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Mar 12, 1916 (47)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
5, 1868
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Mar 12, 1916 (47)

About

Irish socialist and republican theorist who led the 1916 Easter Rising.

Before Fame

He was born in Scotland to poverty-stricken Irish parents. He began working at age eleven and joined the army at age fourteen.

Trivia

He was sentenced to death after the Easter Rising. However, as the founder of the Labour Party, he left long-lasting effects on the Irish political system.

Family Life

He was married to Lillie Connolly.

Associated With

Connolly's statement that the "female is the slave of the slave" served as the inspiration for a feminist-themed song by John Lennon .