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Léopold Senghor

Léopold SenghorAKA Léopold Sédar Senghor

Born: 9-Oct-1906
Birthplace: Joal, Senegal
Died: 20-Dec-2001
Location of death: Verson, France
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Bel-Air Cemetery, Dakar, Senegal

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Head of State, Poet

Nationality: Senegal
Executive summary: President of Senegal, 1960-80

Military service: French Army (drafted 1939, POW in Germany); French Resistance

Wife: Ginette Éboué (m. 1946, div. 1955, two children)
Wife: Colette Hubert (until his death, one child)

    High School: Lycée Louis-le-Grand, Paris
    University: Sorbonne
    Professor: African Languages, École Nationale de la France d'Outre-Mer

    President of Senegal (6-Sep-1960 to 31-Dec-1980)
    French National Assembly (1946-)
    French Academy (1983-2001, seat 16)
    Friedenspreis des Deutschen Buchhandels 1968

Author of books:
Chants d'ombre (1945, poetry, Songs of Shadow)
Hosties noires (1948, poetry, Black Offerings)
Ethiopiques (1956, poetry)
Nocturnes (1961, poetry)
Lettres de d'hivernage (1973)
Elegies majeures (1979, poetry, Major Elegies)
Ce que je crois: négritude, francité et civilisation de l'universel (1988, memoir)
Oeuvre poétique (1990, poetry)

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