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Emperor Bokassa I

Emperor Bokassa IAKA Jean-Bédel Bokassa

Born: 22-Feb-1921
Birthplace: Bobangi, Middle Congo
Died: 3-Nov-1996
Location of death: Paris, France
Cause of death: Heart Attack

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Royalty

Nationality: Central African Republic
Executive summary: Central African Emperor

Military service: Free French Forces (WWII); CAR Army (1964-)

Father: Mindogon Mbougdoulou (d. 13-Nov-1927, execution)
Mother: Yokowo Marie (d. Nov-1927, suicide)
Wife: Annette Van Helst
Wife: Marguerite Green Boyanga (d. 4-Dec-1959)
Wife: Martine Nguyen Thi Hue
Wife: Jacqueline Nguyen Thin Than (m. 1957, div. 1961)
Wife: Astrid Elisabeth Van Erpe (b. 28-Feb-1945, m. 3-Mar-1962, div. 1967)
Wife: Catherine Denguiadé (b. 7-Aug-1949, m. 20-Jun-1964)
Wife: Christine Tongui
Wife: Marie-Joëlle Aziza-Eboulia, (b. 1955, m. 18-Feb-1970, d. Aug-2001)
Wife: Marie-Jeanne Nouganga
Wife: Éliane Mayanga (m. 1971)
Wife: Alda Adriano Geday (b. 8-Aug-1954, m. 4-May-1974)
Wife: Gabriella Drimbo (m. Apr-1975)
Wife: Chantal Belleka
Wife: Marie-Charlotte Mathey
Wife: Uta (b. 1959, m. 1977)
Wife: Rita Carlos Pimenta
Wife: Brigitte Eyenga
Wife: Augustine Assemat
Wife: Zara Victorine

    Central African Emperor 4-Dec-1976 to 20-Sep-1979 (overthrown)
    President of the Central African Republic 1966 to 4-Dec-1976
    French Legion of Honor
    Croix de Guerre
    Assassination Attempt by Fidel Obrou (3-Feb-1976), grenade
    Converted to Islam from Catholicism (Sep-1976)
    Converted to Catholicism from Islam:Dec-1976
    Granted Asylum by France
    Treason (guilty)
    Murder (guilty)
    Cannibalism (found not guilty)
    Embezzlement (guilty)
    Escaped Death Sentence
    Pardoned by President François Bozizé (Nov-2010), posthumous

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