Quotes by James Connolly

About James Connolly:

James Connolly was an Irish republican and socialist leader, aligned to syndicalism and the Industrial Workers of the World. He was born in the Cowgate area of Edinburgh, Scotland, to Irish immigrant parents. He left school for working life at the age of 11, but became one of the leading Marxist theorists of his day. He also took a role in Scottish and American politics. He was executed by a British firing squad because of his leadership role in the Easter Rising of 1916.

Author Bio

  • NameJames Connolly
  • DescriptionIrish republican and socialist leader
  • BornJune 5, 1868
  • DiedMay 12, 1916
  • CountryUnited Kingdom
  • ProfessionEsperantist; Politician