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John Hume

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Birthplace: Derry, County Derry, Northern Ireland
Death: August 03, 2020 (83)
Owen Mor Care Centre, 167 Culmore Road, Derry, County Derry, Northern Ireland
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Son of Samuel Hume and Anne Doherty
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Occupation: Irish former politician from Derry, Northern Ireland
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About John Hume, Nobel Peace Prize, 1998

John Hume, KCSG (born 18 January 1937) was an Irish former politician from Derry, Northern Ireland. He was a founding member of the Social Democratic and Labour Party, and was co-recipient of the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize, with David Trimble.

He was the second leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), a position he held from 1979 until 2001. He has served as a Member of the European Parliament and a Member of the British Parliament, as well as a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

He is regarded as one of the most important figures in the recent political history of Ireland and one of the architects of the Northern Ireland peace process. He was also a recipient of the Gandhi Peace Prize and the Martin Luther King Award, the only recipient of the three major peace awards. In 2010 he was named "Ireland's Greatest" in a public poll by Irish national broadcaster RTÉ to find the greatest person in Ireland's history. In 2012, Pope Benedict XVI made Hume a Knight Commander of the Papal Order of St. Gregory the Great.

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John Hume, Nobel Peace Prize, 1998's Timeline

1937
January 18, 1937
Derry, County Derry, Northern Ireland
2020
August 3, 2020
Age 83
Derry, County Derry, Northern Ireland
August 5, 2020
Age 83