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Roger Casement

Roger CasementAKA Roger David Casement

Born: 1-Sep-1864
Birthplace: Sandycove, Ireland
Died: 3-Aug-1916
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: Execution
Remains: Buried, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin, Ireland

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay [1]
Occupation: Activist, Diplomat

Nationality: Ireland
Executive summary: Irish revolutionary, gay diarist

Hanged at Pentonville Prison for treason.

[1] Some have claimed Casements Black Diaries to be a "smear" perpetrated by the British. A forensic examination by a team led by Dr. Audrey Giles in 2002 came to this assessment: "The unequivocal and confident conclusion which the Giles Document Laboratory has reached is that each of the five documents collectively known as the Black Diaries is exclusively the work of Roger Casement's hand, without any reason to suspect either forgery or interpolation by any other hand. The Diaries are genuine throughout and in each instance." See Paul Tilzey, "Roger Casement: Secrets of the Black Diaries", BBC, 2002.

Father: Roger Casement (d. 1877)
Mother: Anne Jephson (d. 1873, childbirth)
Sister: Nina
Brother: Charles
Brother: Thomas

    Knight of the British Empire 6-Jul-1911, rescinded 1916
    Treason 1916
    Suicide Attempt curare poisoning 1916
    Converted to Catholicism (formerly Anglican) 2-Aug-1916

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