Famous Senegalese Leaders

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 1 
Youssou N'Dour
(Singer-songwriter)

Youssou N'Dour
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Birthdate: October 1, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 2 
Léopold Sédar Senghor
(President of Senegal (1960-80))

Léopold Sédar Senghor
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Birthdate: October 9, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Joal Fadiout, Senegal
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.

 3 
Macky Sall
(Politician, Engineer)

Macky Sall
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Birthdate: December 11, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fatick

 4 
Askia Mohammad I
(Political figure)

Askia Mohammad I
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Birthdate: 1443 AD
Birthplace: Futa Tooro, Senegal
Died: 1538 AD

 5 
Abdou Diouf
(Politician)

Abdou Diouf
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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.

 6 
Abdoulaye Wade
(Politician)

Abdoulaye Wade
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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.

 7 
Rama Yade
(Politician)

Rama Yade
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Birthdate: December 13, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ouakam, Dakar, Senegal
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 8 
ʿUmar Tal
(Tukulor leader)

ʿUmar Tal
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Birthdate: 1794 AD
Birthplace: Halvar, Senegal
Died: February 12, 1864

 9 
Blaise Diagne
(Political Leader)

Blaise Diagne
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Birthdate: October 13, 1872
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gorée
Died: May 11, 1934

Blaise Diagne was a Senegalese-French political leader who became the first black African elected to the French Chamber of Deputies. He was also the first to hold a position in the French government. He actively advocated for equal rights for all and was a pioneer of black African electoral politics. He was a freemason.

 10 
Ousmane Sonko
(Politician)

Ousmane Sonko
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Birthdate: July 15, 1974
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Thiès, Senegal

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Marieme Faye Sall
(First Lady)

Marieme Faye Sall
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Saint-Louis, Senegal Saint-Louis, Senegal

 12 
Viviane Wade
(Politician)

Viviane Wade
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Birthdate: September 13, 1932
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Besançon, France

 13 
Aminata Toure
(Politician)

Aminata Toure
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Birthdate: October 12, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

 14 
Mamadou Dia
(Prime Minister of Senegal (1957-62))

Mamadou Dia
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Birthdate: July 18, 1910
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Senegal
Died: January 25, 2009

 15 
Soham El Wardini
(Politician, Mayor)

Soham El Wardini
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Birthdate: 1953 AD
Birthplace: Latmingué, Kaolack Region, Senegal

 16 
Mame Madior Boye
(Politician)

Mame Madior Boye
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Birthdate: December 7, 1940
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Saint Louis, Senegal

 17 
Habib Thiam
(Politician)

Habib Thiam
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Birthdate: January 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal
Died: June 26, 2017

 18 
Aïssata Tall Sall
(Lawyer, Politician)

Aïssata Tall Sall
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Birthdate: December 12, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Podor, Senegal

 19 
Awa Marie Coll-Seck
(Politician, Researcher)

Awa Marie Coll-Seck
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Birthdate: 1951 AD
Birthplace: Dakar, Senegal

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Ousmane Diop Socé
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Birthdate: October 31, 1911
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Rufisque, Senegal
Died: October 27, 1973