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 (grĭf′ĭth), Arthur 1872-1922.
Irish nationalist leader who was a founder of the Sinn Fein movement for Irish independence (1905). He led the Irish delegation that negotiated the 1921 treaty with England that established the Irish Free State.


1. (Biography) Arthur. 1872–1922, Irish journalist and nationalist: founder of Sinn Féin (1905); president of the Free State assembly (1922)
2. (Biography) D(avid Lewelyn) W(ark). 1875–1948, US film director and producer. He introduced several cinematic techniques, including the flashback and the fade-out, in his masterpiece The Birth of a Nation (1915)


(ˈgrɪf ɪθ)

D(avid Lewelyn) W(ark), 1875–1948, U.S. film director and producer.
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1905: The Irish political party Sinn Fein was founded in Dublin by Arthur Griffith.
ARTHUR GRIFFITH, the focus of this detailed biography by Owen McGee, has been a somewhat neglected figure in the historiography of Ireland in the late-nineteenth-and early twentieth-centuries.
Ond bu George yn trafod gydag un o'u harweinwyr amlycaf - fel mae'n digwydd, un arall oedd a chysylltiadau teuluol a Dyffryn Nantlle, sef Arthur Griffith, sylfaenydd Sinn Fein.
Other events unique to Sligo that were of national significance and are covered in detail (or as much detail as the concise format of the series allows for) include the first use of PR in an Irish election in the case of Sligo Corporation in 1919, the IRA's unsuccessful effort to prevent Arthur Griffith from delivering a crucial election address in Sligo town in April 1922 that might well have ignited the Civil War, and the shooting dead of six republicans including Eoin MacNeill's son Brian - by the National Army on Benbulben in September 1922.
1905: Irish political party Sinn Fein was founded by Arthur Griffith in Dublin.
Sinn Fein was an amalgamation of groups founded by Arthur Griffith and Bulmer Hobson.
Following its success in the European and local elections in the Republic, the party, founded by Arthur Griffith in 1905, was set to launch a triumphant celebration of its Centenary.
29) Inspired by Hungary's successful challenge to the Austrian Empire, Arthur Griffith (1872-1922) planted the seeds of Hungarian rebellion in Irish soil, defining the tenets of Irish nationalism.
Patrick Maume has noted his "pervasive influence" on late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century nationalism, and such figures as William Redmond, Tim Healy, Eoin MacNeill, Constance Markievicz, Arthur Griffith, and Patrick Pearse came under his sway in various ways.
He mocked Griffith in recognisable terms: 'bluff, bounce and blatherskite', 'Garrulous Griff, Arthur Griffith, MLA, plenipotentiary to Oom Paul Kruger--Australian Branch', 'one of those bubonic germs introduced to this State by payment of members'.
The name became associated with an actual political party in 1907, a year after a political journalist named Arthur Griffith used the name for his newspaper.
As fascinating as it is full of common sense, Reizbaum's historical construction of the problem only sets the stage for spectacular detailed readings and interpretations of key scenes from Ulysses, beginning with Deasy's early diatribe and the Irish political hostility fueled by Arthur Griffith, through Bloom's complex identification with Judaica manifested in his knowledge of "Chad Gadya" in the newspaper office, and continuing in his overt claims to both Irish nationalism and his Jewish heritage in Cyclops and a climactic new reading of his exceptionally complex feelings of guilt and sexual ambiguity in Circe, to his cultural relationship to Stephen/Joyce in Eumaeus and Ithaca, and eventually culminating in Molly's own hybrid racial and ethnic mixture in Penelope.