Griffith, Arthur

Born: Mar 31, 1872 AD
Died: 1922 AD, at 50 years of age.

Nationality: Irish
Categories: Journalist, Politician

1872 - Born in Dublin, Ireland on the 31st of March.

1890 - Griffith was one of several employees locked due to a dispute with a new owner of the paper.

1897-1898 - He visited South Africa, after the defeat and death of Charles Stewart Parnell whose more moderate views he had initially supported, while he convalesced from tuberculosis; there he supported the Boers against British expansionism and was a strong admirer of Paul Kruger.

1899 - He co-founded the weekly United Irishman newspaper with his associate William Rooney.

1900 - In September, he established an organization called Cumann na nGaedhael to unite advanced nationalist separatist groups and clubs.

1903 - He set up the National Council to campaign against the visit to Ireland of King Edward VII his consort Alexandra of Denmark.

1904 - He also voiced his support pogrom in Limerick against the tiny Jewish community, which was supported by the Catholic bishop of that diocese

1910 - Griffith married his fiancée, Maud, after a fifteen year engagement; they had a son and a daughter.

1918 - Griffith was elected a Sinn Féin MP in the East Cavan by-election.

1921 - Griffith became central to the Republic again when, in October.

1922 - Died of a brain haemorrhage on the 12th of August.

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