August 29, 1975

Eamon de Valera died on this day in 1975. He passed away in Linden Convalescent Home in Blackrock, Dublin at the age of 92. He is buried at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin with his wife Sinead, who had died in January of 1975 and his son Brian, who was killed in 1936 in a horse-riding accident. De Valera was one of Ireland’s most important political figures of the 20th century. He served multiple terms as Taoiseach and President. He also helped bring about the 1937 Constitution of Ireland.

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