"James Connolly" was an Irish republicanism/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 politics/Scottish and United States/American politics. He was executed by a United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland/British firing squad because of his leadership role in the Easter Rising of 1916.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous politicians! More James Connolly on Wikipedia.