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Dillon, John

Born: 1851 AD
Died: 1927 AD
Nationality: Irish
Categories: Politician

1851 – Born on September 4th in Blackrock, County Dublin, Ireland. A leader of the Irish Nationalist Party in the struggle to secure Home Rule by parliamentary means.

1880 – Entered Parliament as a Parnellite. He was arrested and imprisoned several times for his advocacy of boycotting and agrarian agitation.

1900 – Dillon led the anti-Parnell faction until the Nationalist party was reunited under the leadership of John Redmond.

1918 – He succeeded Redmond in the leadership of the Nationalist party, but his career came to an end after the Sinn Féin victory in the election.

1927 – Died on August 4th in London.