Éamon de Valera Birthday, Date of Birth

Éamon de Valera

Éamon de Valera (, Irish: [ˈeːmˠən̪ˠ dʲɛ ˈwalʲəɾʲə]; first registered as George de Valero; changed some time before 1901 to Edward de Valera; 14 October 1882 – 29 August 1975) was a prominent statesman and political leader in 20th-century Ireland, serving several terms as head of government and head of state, with a prominent role introducing the Constitution of Ireland.

Prior to de Valera's political career, he was a commandant at Boland's Mill during the 1916 Easter Rising. He was arrested, sentenced to death but released for a variety of reasons, including the public response to the British execution of Rising leaders. He returned to Ireland after being jailed in England and became one of the leading political figures of the War of Independence. After the signing of the Anglo-Irish Treaty, de Valera served as the political leader of Anti-Treaty Sinn Féin until 1926, when he, along with many supporters, left the party to set up Fianna Fáil, a new political party which abandoned the policy of abstentionism from Dáil Éireann.

From there, de Valera went on to be at the forefront of Irish politics until the turn of the 1960s. He took over as President of the Executive Council from W. T. Cosgrave and later Taoiseach, with the passing of the Constitution of Ireland in 1937. He served as Taoiseach on three different occasions; from 1937 to 1948, from 1951 to 1954 and finally from 1957 to 1959. He remains the longest serving Taoiseach by total days served in the post. He resigned in 1959 upon his election as President of Ireland. By then, he had been Leader of Fianna Fáil for 33 years, and he, along with older founding members, began to take a less prominent role relative to newer ministers such as Jack Lynch, Charles Haughey and Neil Blaney. He would serve as President of Ireland from 1959 to 1973, two full terms in office.

De Valera's political beliefs evolved from militant Irish republicanism to strong social, cultural and fiscal conservatism. He has been characterised by a stern, unbending, devious demeanour. His roles in the Civil War have also portrayed him as a divisive figure in Irish history. Biographer Tim Pat Coogan sees his time in power as being characterised by economic and cultural stagnation, while Diarmaid Ferriter argues that the stereotype of de Valera as an austere, cold and even backward figure was largely manufactured in the 1960s and is misguided.

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Birthday, Date of Birth
Saturday, October 14, 1882
Place of Birth
Manhattan
Age
139
Star Sign

The October 14, 1882 was a Saturday under the star sign of . It was the 286 day of the year. President of the United States was Chester Arthur.

If you were born on this day, you are 139 years old. Your last birthday was on the Thursday, October 14, 2021, 12 days ago. Your next birthday is on Friday, October 14, 2022, in 352 days. You have lived for 50,781 days, or about 1,218,746 hours, or about 73,124,772 minutes, or about seconds.

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14th of October 1882 News

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CONEY ISLAND LEASE-HOLDS.; THEIR VALIDITY AND VALUE IN THE OPINIONS OF THE LAWYERS.

Date: 14 October 1882

Leases Investigation by Senate Committee on Villages

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GENERAL TELEGRAPH NEWS; THE AUSTRALIANS WIN.

Date: 14 October 1882

Australians vs. Philadelphia

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CITY AND SUBURBAN NEWS.; NEW-YORK.

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NEWS FROM CHINA AND JAPAN.; CONTRADICTORY REPORTS REGARDING THE COREAN TROUBLES--OTHER NOTES.

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AN ACTRESS'S LIBEL SUIT; THE DEFENSE IN THE MARINE PRESCOTT CASE.

Date: 14 October 1882

Libel by American News Company; Suit

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ARMY AND NAVY NEWS.

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SHOT DOWN BY AN EDITOR; COL. A.W. SLAYBACK, OF ST. LOUIS, KILLED.

Date: 14 October 1882

Slayback, Col. A. W.; Shooting by J. A. Cockrell, Editor of Post-Dispatch

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