Douglas Hyde

#94441
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
17, 1860
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Jul 12, 1949 (89)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
17, 1860
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Jul 12, 1949 (89)

About

During the late 1930s and early 1940s, this prominent scholar and Gaelic revival leader served as Ireland's first President.

Before Fame

While attending Trinity College, Dublin, he attained fluency in several languages and served as president of the College Historical Society.

Trivia

He penned Gaelic poetry under the pseudonym of An Craoibhin Aoibhinn (English translation: The Pleasant Little Branch).

Family Life

The youngest of four sons born to Elizabeth Oldfield and rector Arthur Hyde, he spent his youth in County Roscommon, Ireland. His marriage to the English-born Lucy Kurtz resulted in daughters named Una and Nuala.

Associated With

Five decades apart, Hyde and Mary McAleese held the office of President of Ireland.