Douglas Hyde

Douglas Hyde

Born: January 17, 1860

Died: July 12, 1949

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Politician

Biography: 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 founded the Gaelic League, one of the most influential cultural organisations in Ireland at the time.