Douglas Hyde, Irish academic and politician, 1st President of Ireland (d. 1949) was born on January 17, 1860.

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

Douglas Hyde, Irish academic and politician, 1st President of Ireland (d. 1949) was born on January 17, 1860.

January 17, 1860

Douglas Hyde, Irish academic and politician, 1st President of Ireland (d. 1949) was born on January 17, 1860.

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