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Casement, Sir Roger
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Casement, Sir Roger

(September 1, 1864, Kingstown, now Dun Laoghaire, near Dublin – August 3, 1916, London [executed]), Irish nationalist. An Irish Protestant, Casement was a British diplomat, and served as consul in a number of African countries under European colonial rule, as well as in Brazil; he became famous for revealing the brutal behavior of the colonial rulers in the Congo Free State. At the same time, he identified increasingly with radical nationalist politics in Ireland. In July 1914 he went to the United States and worked for Clan na Gael, an Irish-American organization …

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Horne, John, “Casement, Sir Roger”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2015

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