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Rejecting family pressure that like past generations of Hydes he would follow a career in the Church Hyde instead became an academic. However in April 1940 he suffered a massive stroke. 3.
Douglas Hyde (Irish: Dubhghlas de hÍde; 17 January 1860 – 12 July 1949) 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.