Martin McGuinness

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James Martin Pacelli McGuinness

Gaelic: Séamus Máirtín Pacelli Mag Aonghusa
Also Known As: "Martin McGuinness"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Derry, County Derry, Northern Ireland
Death: March 21, 2017 (66)
Altnagelvin Area Hospital, Derry, County Derry, Northern Ireland (complications of amyloidosis)
Place of Burial: Derry, County Derry, Northern Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of William McGuinness and Peggy McGuinness
Husband of Private
Father of Private; Private; Private and Private
Brother of Private; Private; Private; Private; Private and 1 other

Occupation: Politician, former IRA leader, peace activist
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About Martin McGuinness

Martin McGuinness was an Irish republican and Sinn Féin politician who was the deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland from May 2007 to January 2017.

A former Provisional Irish Republican Army (IRA) leader, McGuinness was the MP for Mid Ulster from 1997 until his resignation in 2013. Like all Sinn Féin MPs, McGuinness practised abstentionism in relation to the Westminster Parliament. Following the St Andrews Agreement and the Assembly election in 2007, as Sinn Féin's Political Leader in the North, he became deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland on 8 May 2007, with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) leader Ian Paisley becoming First Minister. On 5 June 2008 he was re-appointed as deputy First Minister to serve alongside Peter Robinson, who succeeded Paisley as First Minister. McGuinness previously served as Minister of Education in the Northern Ireland Executive between 1999 and 2002. He was Sinn Féin's candidate for President of Ireland in the 2011 election.

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Martin McGuinness's Timeline

1950
May 23, 1950
Derry, County Derry, Northern Ireland
2017
March 21, 2017
Age 66
Derry, County Derry, Northern Ireland
March 23, 2017
Age 66
Derry, County Derry, Northern Ireland