Situated in the westernmost front in the mainland of Eurafrasia, Senegal is a country in West Africa. It takes it name from the Senegal River that borders the country in the east and north. Though the country maintains quite a low-profile as compared to the developed and developing countries of the world, it nevertheless has a large bunch of nationals who have constantly, through their works and achievements, strived to make a name for Senegal on the world map. Interestingly, both men and women have collaboratively contributed to bring fame and glory to Senegal.
Sadio ManéSadio Mané
10 April 1992
Footballer
Léopold Sédar SenghorLéopold Sédar Senghor
09 October 1906
Senegalese Politician

Abdoulaye WadeAbdoulaye Wade
29 May 1926
Politician

Abdou DioufAbdou Diouf
07 September 1935
Politician

Blaise DiagneBlaise Diagne
13 October 1872
Political Leader

Mamadou DiaMamadou Dia
18 July 1910
Politician
Patrick VieiraPatrick Vieira
23 June 1976
Association football player, Association football

Patrice EvraPatrice Evra
15 May 1981
Association football player

Demba BaDemba Ba
25 May 1985
Association football player
Ali DiaAli Dia
20 August 1965
Senegalese footballer

Kalidou KoulibalyKalidou Koulibaly
20 June 1991
Footballer
Anna DiopAnna Diop
06 February 1988
Actress

Bacary SagnaBacary Sagna
14 February 1983
Football player

Papiss CisséPapiss Cissé
03 June 1985
Footballer

El Hadji DioufEl Hadji Diouf
15 January 1981
Footballer

BoobaBooba
09 December 1976
Rapper, Singer
Youssou N'DourYoussou N'Dour
01 October 1959
Singer-songwriter

Macky SallMacky Sall
11 December 1961
Politician, Engineer

Oumar NiasseOumar Niasse
18 April 1990
Senegalese footballer

Mame Biram DioufMame Biram Diouf
16 December 1987
Senegalese footballer
Keita Baldé DiaoKeita Baldé Diao
08 March 1995
Footballer

Cheikhou KouyatéCheikhou Kouyaté
21 December 1989
Footballer
Moussa SowMoussa Sow
19 January 1986
Association football player

Henri SaivetHenri Saivet
26 October 1990
Footballer

Aïssa MaïgaAïssa Maïga
25 May 1975
Actress
Ousmane SembèneOusmane Sembène
01 January 1923
Senegalese film director

Askia Mohammad IAskia Mohammad I
1443 AD
Political figure
Henri CamaraHenri Camara
10 May 1977
Senegalese footballer

Armand TraoréArmand Traoré
08 October 1989
Association football player

MC SolaarMC Solaar
05 March 1969
Rapper, Singer
Diarra SyllaDiarra Sylla
30 January 2001
Singer

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Famara DiédhiouFamara Diédhiou
15 December 1992
Senegalese footballer
Aliou CisséAliou Cissé
24 March 1976
Senegalese football coach

Baaba MaalBaaba Maal
12 November 1953
Singer

Diafra SakhoDiafra Sakho
24 December 1989
Senegalese footballer

Richard BohringerRichard Bohringer
16 January 1942
Actor
Frank VandenbrouckeFrank Vandenbroucke
06 November 1974
Cyclist
Khouma BabacarKhouma Babacar
17 March 1993
Senegalese footballer

Rama YadeRama Yade
13 December 1976
Politician

Diomansy KamaraDiomansy Kamara
08 November 1980
Association football player

ʿUmar TalʿUmar Tal
1794 AD
Tukulor leader
Youssoupha FallYoussoupha Fall
12 January 1995
Basketball player

Pape DioufPape Diouf
18 December 1951
Journalist

Birago DiopBirago Diop
11 December 1906
Poet

Boniface N'DongBoniface N'Dong
03 September 1977
Basketball player

Cheikh Hamidou KaneCheikh Hamidou Kane
02 April 1928
Writer
Doudou N'Diaye RoseDoudou N'Diaye Rose
28 July 1930
Drummer

Alioune DiopAlioune Diop
10 January 1910
Writer
Lamine GuèyeLamine Guèye
20 September 1891
Politician

Abdoulaye SadjiAbdoulaye Sadji
1910 AD
Writer

Iba N'DiayeIba N'Diaye
1928 AD
Painter
Ousmane Diop SocéOusmane Diop Socé
31 October 1911
Writer

Remember the famous poet Phillis Wheatley and her works, ‘On Imagination’ and ‘Atheism’. Do you know that she was a Senegalese? Wheatley was the first African American woman to become a published writer. From being a slave to a renowned poet, Wheatley travelled a long way. Do you find it hard to wrap up your list of world-famous rap artists without the mention of Akon? Do you know that he is a Senegalese too? A child prodigy, Akon’s single ‘Lonely’ was featured in top five list on Billboard Hot 100 charts. Patrick Vieira, French midfielder, has captained Arsenal in several FA Cup tournaments. A Senegalese, he was also the part of the French world cup victory team of 1998. Know more about famous Senegalese, their life and works with this write-up.