Leopold Sedar Senghor

Leopold Sedar Senghor

Thiès, Senegal
Death 20 Dec 2001 (aged 95)
Verson, Departement du Calvados, Basse-Normandie, France
Burial Dakar, Senegal
Memorial ID 6139712 · View Source
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Writer and politician. Senghor served as the president of Senegal from 1960 to 1980. Having achieving major success as a poet, politician, and intellectual, Senghor had a unique identity among African leaders. His development from tribal member in Senegal, to scholar in France, to head of the government back in Senegal made him a symbol of Africa's shift from colonial domination to self- determination.

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  • Originally Created by: Warrick L. Barrett
  • Added: 29 Jan 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6139712
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Leopold Sedar Senghor (9 Oct 1906–20 Dec 2001), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6139712, citing Bel-Air Cemetery, Dakar, Senegal ; Maintained by Find A Grave .