Roger Casement

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Birthday
1, 1864
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Aug 3, 1916 (51)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
1, 1864
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Aug 3, 1916 (51)

About

Irish revolutionary, diplomat, and writer who was hanged in 1916 on charges of treason. As British Consul for both Rio de Janeiro and the Eastern French Congo, he investigated human rights abuses.

Before Fame

After leaving behind his studies at the Ballymena Academy, he worked for a shipping company in Liverpool, England.

Trivia

He was an Irish language preservationist and a prominent member of the Gaelic League.

Family Life

He was born near Dublin, Ireland to a Protestant father and a Catholic mother.

Associated With

Poet William Butler Yeats was one of several prominent literary figures who campaigned unsuccessfully against Casement's death sentence.