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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.
|Cause of death||Suicide|
|Age of death||51 years|
|Birthday||September 1, 1864|
|Death date||August 3, 1916|
|Place of death||HMP Pentonville, London, United Kingdom|
|Place of burial||Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland|