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Douglas Hyde

(1860—1949) writer and president of Éire (Ireland)

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Irish writer and pioneer in the Irish Revival, became the first professor of Irish at the National University in 1908. Several of his writings, including Love Songs of Connacht (1893) and A Literary History of Ireland (1892), together with several volumes of verse translations from the Gaelic, were highly influential. He became a vice‐president of the Abbey Theatre company. He was the first president of Eire (1938–45).

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