Senegalese

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.

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 1 Patrick Vieira

Patrick Vieira.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player, Association football manager
Birthdate: June 23, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dakar

 2 Sadio Mané

Sadio Mané.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: April 10, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sédhiou

Sadio Mané is one of the greatest Senegalese football players of all time. He is Senegal's fifth all-time top goal-scorer and was named African Footballer of the Year in 2020. One of Liverpool's key players, Sadio serves as an inspiration to youngsters as he succeeded as a footballer in spite of his father forbidding him from playing as a child.

 3 Patrice Evra

Patrice Evra.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: May 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 4 Tacko Fall

Tacko Fall.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: December 10, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 5 Kalidou Koulibaly

Kalidou Koulibaly.
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Saint-Dié-des-Vosges

 6 Anna Diop

Anna Diop
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 7 Demba Ba

Demba Ba
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: May 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sèvres
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 8 El Hadji Diouf

El Hadji Diouf
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: January 15, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dakar

 9 Bacary Sagna

Bacary Sagna
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sens, France

 10 Ali Dia

Ali Dia
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Senegalese footballer
Birthdate: August 20, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 11 Youssou N'Dour

Youssou N'Dour
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 1, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 12 Mame Biram Diouf

Mame Biram Diouf
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Senegalese footballer
Birthdate: December 16, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dakar

 13 Mamadou N'Diaye

Mamadou N'Diaye
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: September 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 14 Aliou Cissé

Aliou Cissé
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Senegalese football coach
Birthdate: March 24, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ziguinchor, Senegal

 15 Léopold Sédar Senghor

Léopold Sédar Senghor.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Senegalese Politician
Birthdate: October 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Joal-Fadiouth
Died: December 20, 2001

Léopold Sédar Senghor was a Senegalese cultural theorist, poet, and politician. He was Senegal's first president, a position in which he served from 1960 to 1980. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's most prominent African intellectuals, Senghor is credited with founding the Senegalese Democratic Bloc party. Senghor received many awards, including the African Studies Association's Lifetime Achievement Award.

 16 Cheikhou Kouyaté

Cheikhou Kouyaté
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: December 21, 1989
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dakar

 17 Booba

Booba
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Rapper, Singer
Birthdate: December 9, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Boulogne-Billancourt

 18 Moussa Sow

Moussa Sow
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: January 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Mantes-la-Jolie

 19 Diafra Sakho

Diafra Sakho
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Senegalese footballer
Birthdate: December 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guédiawaye

 20 Macky Sall

Macky Sall
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Engineer
Birthdate: December 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fatick

 21 Henri Saivet

Henri Saivet
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: October 26, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Dakar

 22 Armand Traoré

Armand Traoré
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: October 8, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Paris

 23 Henri Camara

Henri Camara
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Senegalese footballer
Birthdate: May 10, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dakar

 24 MC Solaar

MC Solaar
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Listed In: Musicians
Famous As: Rapper, Singer
Birthdate: March 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Dakar

 25 Askia Mohammad I

Askia Mohammad I
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Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: 1443 AD
Birthplace: Futa Tooro, Senegal
Died: 1538 AD

 26 Diarra Sylla

Diarra Sylla
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: January 30, 2001
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris, France

 27 Baaba Maal

Baaba Maal
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 12, 1953
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Podor, Senegal

 28 Abdou Diouf

Abdou Diouf.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 7, 1935
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Louga

Abdou Diouf is a Senegalese politician who served as the president of Senegal from 1981 to 2000. Abdou Diouf is renowned for gracefully surrendering power to his successor Abdoulaye Wade, thereby contributing immensely to African peace. Wade went on to say that Diouf deserves a Nobel Peace Prize for exiting without violence.

 29 Khouma Babacar

Khouma Babacar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Senegalese footballer
Birthdate: March 17, 1993
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Thiès, Senegal

 30 Ousmane Sembène

Ousmane Sembène
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Famous As: Senegalese film director
Birthdate: January 1, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Ziguinchor, Casamance, Senegal
Died: June 9, 2007

 31 DeSagana Diop

DeSagana Diop
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: January 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 32 Aïssa Maïga

Aïssa Maïga
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 25, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 33 Abdoulaye Wade

Abdoulaye Wade.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 29, 1926
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kébémer Department

Former Senegalese president Abdoulaye Wade and the current Senegalese Democratic Party secretary-general Abdoulaye Wade had practiced as a lawyer in France for a while after completing his PhD. Following his return to Senegal, he became an academic. His presidency was plagued by charges of corruption and nepotism.

 34 Maurice Ndour

Maurice Ndour
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 18, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Thiès, Senegal

 35 Famara Diédhiou

Famara Diédhiou
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Senegalese footballer
Birthdate: December 15, 1992
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint-Louis, Senegal

 36 Karim Mané

Karim Mané
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: May 16, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 37 Papiss Cissé

Papiss Cissé
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: June 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dakar

 38 Diomansy Kamara

Diomansy Kamara
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Association football player
Birthdate: November 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paris

 39 Khoudia Diop

Khoudia Diop
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: December 31, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Senegal

 40 Keita Baldé Diao

Keita Baldé Diao
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Footballer
Birthdate: March 8, 1995
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Arbúcies

 41 Johnny Sekka

Johnny Sekka
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: July 21, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Died: September 14, 2006

 42 Pape Diouf

Pape Diouf
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 18, 1951
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Abeche, Chad
Died: March 31, 2020

 43 Richard Bohringer

Richard Bohringer
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: January 16, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Moulins, France

 44 Oumar Niasse

Oumar Niasse
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Senegalese footballer
Birthdate: April 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ouakam

 45 Mariama Bâ

Mariama Bâ
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 17, 1929
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Died: August 17, 1981

 46 Frank Vandenbroucke

Frank Vandenbroucke
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Cyclist
Birthdate: November 6, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mouscron, Belgium
Died: October 12, 2009

 47 Rama Yade

Rama Yade
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal

 48 ʿUmar Tal

ʿUmar Tal
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Tukulor leader
Birthdate: 1794 AD
Birthplace: Halvar, Senegal
Died: February 12, 1864

 49 Mamadou N'Diaye (basketball, born 1975)

Mamadou N'Diaye (basketball, born 1975)
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Basketball player
Birthdate: June 16, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 50 Lamine Diack

Lamine Diack
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Sports administrator, Athletic
Birthdate: June 7, 1933
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
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.