Roger Casement – Cause of Death, Date of Death, and More!

Roger Casement died at age 51, not too shabby. Check out the death cause, death date, and more facts about the circumstances surrounding novelist Roger Casement's death.

Biography - A Short Wiki

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.

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

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

How did Roger Casement die?

Roger Casement's death was caused by suicide.

On the day of his execution by hanging at Pentonville Prison, 3 August 1916, Casement was received into the Catholic Church at his request. He was attended by two Catholic priests, Dean Timothy Ring and Father James Carey, from the East London parish of SS Mary and Michael.

Information about the death of Roger Casement
Cause of deathSuicide
Age of death51 years
BirthdaySeptember 1, 1864
Death dateAugust 3, 1916
Place of deathHMP Pentonville, London, United Kingdom
Place of burialGlasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland