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About Ian Paisley
Ian Paisley was a politician and Protestant leader from Northern Ireland. As a religious leader, he formed the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster in 1951 after he separated from the Presbyterian Church. In 1946, he was ordained as a Protestant minister.
As a politician, Paisley was the Democratic Unionist Party’s (DUP) leader from 1971-2008. He was also the First Minister of Northern Ireland. In the later part of 1950, he joined loyalist politics. Paisley was an MP for North Antrim in 1970. In 1971, he formed his political party named the Democratic Unionist Party. Eight years later, Paisley became a Member of the European Parliament (MEP).
During his tenure in office, he opposed several agreements including the 1998 Good Friday Agreement, the 1974 Sunningdale Agreement, and the 1985 Anglo-Irish Agreement.
He received education at the Barry School of Evangelism.
His father was James Kyle Paisley. In 1956, he tied the knot with Eileen Cassells. He had five children named Kyle, Ian, Sharon, Cherith, and Rhonda.
His birth name was Ian Richard Kyle Paisley.
Paisley gave his first sermon when he was 16 years old.
His father was a Baptist pastor.
Paisley left active politics in 2011.
In 2008, he resigned as the leader of the DUP.
He led the Democratic Unionist Party for nearly forty years.
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F.A.Q. about Ian Paisley
When is his birthday?
Ian Paisley's birthday is on April 6, 1926.
In how many days is his birthday?
Ian's birthday is in 126 days
How old was Ian when he died?
He was 88 years old.
When did he die?
He died in September 12, 2014.
How old would he be today?
Ian Paisley would be 97 years old if he was alive today.
Where was Ian from?
He was born in Armagh, Northern Ireland.