Encyclopedia > Douglas Hyde

  Article Content

Douglas Hyde

Douglas Hyde (17 January 1860 - 1949) was a Gaelic scholar who served as the first President of Ireland. He helped found the Gaelic League, but was forced to resign when this was overtaken by political and sectarian elements that were at a variance with Hyde's own linguistic and cultural intentions. Hyde was born in Frenchpark, County Roscommon to a prominent Anglican family.

At his death, the representatives of the Dublin government were unable to attend his funeral service at St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin because they were not allowed inside the Anglican church by their own religious authorities.

DOUGLAS HYDE
President of Ireland
Rank:1st
Term of Office:25 June 1938 - 24 June 1945
Number of Terms:1
Predecessor: no office in existence
Successor:Sean T. O'Kelly
First Lady:wife deceased
Profession:gaelic language activist, professor
Nominated by:Fianna Fáil & Fine Gael jointly
Other candidates:none


















































No previous president. See Governor-General of the Irish Free State
Presidents of Ireland
Succeeded by:
Sean T. O'Kelly



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
279

...     Contents 279 Centuries: 2nd century - 3rd century - 4th century Decades: 220s 230s 240s 250s 260s - 270s - 280s 290s 310s 320s ...