John Mitchel (3 November 1815 – 20 March 1875) was an activist for Irish nationalism, author, and political journalist.

John Mitchel (3 November 1815 – 20 March 1875) was an activist for Irish nationalism, author, and political journalist.

Born in Camnish Derry, he became a leading member of both Young Ireland and the Irish Confederation. He also became an editorial voice for the Southern viewpoint in the Confederate States of America in the 1860s. His Jail Journal is one of Irish nationalism's most famous texts.

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