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Stephens, James

Born: 1825 AD
Died: 1901 AD
Nationality: Irish
Categories: Nationalist

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.