Casement, Roger David, Sir
Born: Sep 01, 1864 AD
Died: 1916 AD, at 51 years of age.
1864 - Casement was born in Dublin on the 1st of September.
1842 - Captain Casement served in the Afghan campaign.
1903 - Roger Casement, then the British Consul in Kinchasa, was commissioned by the British government and delivered a long, detailed eyewitness report exposing human rights abuses in the Congo Free State: The Casement Report.
1906 - Casement was sent as consul to Pará, transferring to Santos, Brazil and lastly was promoted to consul-general in Rio de Janeiro.
1911 - Casement wrote extensively (as always) in those two years including several of his notorious diaries, the one for being unusually discursive.
1913 - Casement resigned from colonial service.
1914 - When the First World War broke, he attempted to secure German aid for Irish independence, sailing for Germany via America.
1916 - He died on the 3rd of August.
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