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Arthur Griffith

Irish Politician and Founder of Sinn Féin Arthur Griffith

Profession: Irish Politician and Founder of Sinn Féin


Born: March 31, 1871
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland, United Kingdom
Star Sign: Aries

Died: August 12, 1922 (aged 51)
Cause of Death: Cerebral hemorrhage possibly due to overwork and the strain of long and difficult negotiations with the British

Events in the Life of Arthur Griffith

  • 1900-09-01 Cumann na nGaedheal (Irish Council) founded by Arthur Griffith in order to promote a buy Irish campaign
  • 1905-11-28 Arthur Griffith forms Sinn Féin in Dublin
  • 1922-01-15 Arthur Griffith is elected president of the Irish Free State after Eamon de Valera resigns in opposition to the Anglo-Irish Treaty (De Valera will lead a military opposition seeking a unified and independent Ireland)

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