List of famous Senegalese with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

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.
Léopold Sédar SenghorLéopold Sédar Senghor
(Senegalese Politician)

09 October 1906

20 December 2001

Joal-Fadiouth

Libra

Abdou DioufAbdou Diouf
(Politician)

07 September 1935

Louga

Virgo

Abdoulaye WadeAbdoulaye Wade
(Politician)

29 May 1926

Kébémer Department

Gemini

Blaise DiagneBlaise Diagne
(Political Leader)

13 October 1872

11 May 1934

Gorée

Libra

Demba BaDemba Ba
(Association football player)

25 May 1985

Sèvres

Gemini

Moussa SowMoussa Sow
(Association football player)

19 January 1986

Mantes-la-Jolie

Capricorn

BoobaBooba
(Rapper, Singer)

09 December 1976

Boulogne-Billancourt

Sagittarius

Macky SallMacky Sall
(Politician, Engineer)

11 December 1961

Fatick

Sagittarius

MC SolaarMC Solaar
(Rapper, Singer)

05 March 1969

Dakar

Pisces

Diomansy KamaraDiomansy Kamara
(Association football player)

08 November 1980

Paris

Scorpio

Armand TraoréArmand Traoré
(Association football player)

08 October 1989

Paris

Libra

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.

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