Published on March 4, 2014
Name : Arthur Griffith Date Of Birth : 31 March , 1871 Place of Birth and Death : Dublin , Ireland Occupation : Political leader Spouse : Mary Phelan Hobbies : He wrote articles for the United Irishmen .
Griffith took no part in the 1916 Rising but was still imprisoned. He was released in 1917.
Arthur Griffith‟s death was caused by a stroke. He died on August 12th , 1922.
In 1896 – 1898 he worked in the Gold mines in South Africa, but returned to Ireland in 1898 to edit the “United Irishmen” a weekly newspaper. He joined the Gaelic league, which was aimed at promoting the restoration of the Irish language .
Arthur Griffith wanted peace between Ireland and Great Britain , he believed that treaty will lay foundations of peace and friendship between the two nations. In other words , he wanted Ireland to get Home Rule.
Sinn Féin was a party set up by Arthur Griffith , in 1905 . The meaning of Sinn Féin is „ Ourselves Alone‟. Sinn Féin won 73 seats whereas the Home party won 6 seats.