Roger Casement

1864 - 1916

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Roger David Casement (Irish: Ruairí Dáithí Mac Easmainn; 1 September 1864 – 3 August 1916), known as Sir Roger Casement, CMG, between 1911 and 1916, was a diplomat and Irish nationalist. He worked for the British Foreign Office as a diplomat, becoming known as a humanitarian activist, and later as a poet and Easter Rising leader. Described as the "father of twentieth-century human rights investigations", he was honoured in 1905 for the Casement Report on the Congo and knighted in 1911 for his important investigations of human rights abuses in the rubber industry in Peru.In Africa as a young man, Casement first worked for commercial interests before joining the British Colonial Service. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Roger Casement has received more than 1,104,952 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Roger Casement is the 39th most popular diplomat (down from 38th in 2019), the 96th most popular biography from Ireland (down from 85th in 2019) and the most popular Irish Diplomat.

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Among diplomats, Roger Casement ranks 39 out of 51Before him are Mikhail Borodin, Dean Acheson, Jean Kennedy Smith, Amr Moussa, Richard Holbrooke, and Yukiya Amano. After him are George Blake, Friedrich Martens, Ángel Sanz Briz, Damião de Góis, Ralph Bunche, and J. Christopher Stevens.

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Among people born in 1864, Roger Casement ranks 74Before him are Mykhailo Kotsiubynsky, Stefan Żeromski, Đồng Khánh, Anagarika Dharmapala, Ion I. C. Brătianu, and Princess Hilda of Nassau. After him are Ante Trumbić, Herman Gorter, Adolf Wölfli, Alexander Gretchaninov, George Washington Carver, and Ferdinand Zecca. Among people deceased in 1916, Roger Casement ranks 74Before him are Friedrich Ernst Dorn, Modest Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Higaonna Kanryō, Oskar Backlund, Petar Kočić, and George Huntington. After him are Patrick Pearse, Hugo von Pohl, Artúr Görgei, Ota Benga, Ferdinand Fellner, and Charles Dawson.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Roger Casement ranks 96 out of 460Before him are Andrew Graham (1815), Grace O'Malley (1530), Aidan Gillen (1968), Arthur Guinness (1725), Conor McGregor (1988), and Sinéad O'Connor (1966). After him are Andrew Cunningham, 1st Viscount Cunningham of Hyndhope (1883), Patrick Pearse (1879), Nicholas Aylward Vigors (1785), Jim Sheridan (1949), William Brown (1777), and William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne (1737).

Among DIPLOMATS In Ireland

Among diplomats born in Ireland, Roger Casement ranks 1