Born: 1825 AD
Died: 1901 AD, at 76 years of age.
1825 - James Stephens was born.
- Stephens fled Ireland and escaped to France were he remained for a number of years.
- He became involved in the revolutionary underground, and lived alongsinde revolutionary exiles from all over Europe.
1860 - Stephens toured Ireland on foot to assess the potential for a revolt against Ireland's membership of the United Kingdom.
- In Fenian circles Stephens went by the codename An Shabhac which is the Irish for, "the hawk".
1867 - Stephens estimated that a third of the British soldiers in Ireland were Fenian sympathisers. However, the failure of the Fenian Rising exposed Stephens' claim as vastly exaggerated.
1901 - Died on the 28th of April.
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