James Connolly
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Born: June 5, 1868

Died: May 12, 1916 (age 47)

Nationality: Scottish

Occupation: Politician

Bio: James Connolly was an Irish republican and socialist leader. He was born in the Cowgate area of Edinburgh, Scotland, to Irish immigrant parents and spoke with a Scottish accent throughout his life. 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.

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