Douglas Hyde

Politician

1860 – 1949

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Who was Douglas Hyde?

Douglas Hyde, known as An Craoibhín Aoibhinn, was an Irish scholar of the Irish language who served as the first President of Ireland from 1938 to 1945. He was a leading figure in the Gaelic revival, and first president of the Gaelic League, one of the most influential cultural organisations in Ireland at the time.

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Born
Jan 17, 1860
Castlerea
Also known as
  • An Craoibhín Aoibhinn
Spouses
Religion
  • Anglicanism
Nationality
  • Republic of Ireland
Profession
Education
  • Trinity College, Dublin
Lived in
  • County Dublin
  • County Roscommon
  • County Sligo
Died
Jul 12, 1949
Dublin

Submitted
on July 23, 2013