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Michaela DePrince
(Ballet dancer)
Michaela DePrince
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: January 6, 1995
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kenema, Sierra Leone

Michaela DePrince is a Sierra Leonean-American ballerina and writer. She is credited with co-authoring a book titled Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina. Michaela DePrince achieved popularity in 2011 when she was featured in a documentary titled First Position, which follows her and other ballerinas as they prepare for the upcoming Youth America Grand Prix.

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Julius Maada Bio
(President of Sierra Leone)
Julius Maada Bio
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 12, 1964
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Tihun, Bonthe District

The president of Sierra Leone, Julius Maada Bio had previously been a brigadier general with the country’s army. He is one of the 35 children of Sherbro Paramount Chief Charlie Bio II. After multiple military coups, Bio became an SLPP member. His main focus is on healthcare and renewable energy.

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Ernest Bai Koroma
(Entrepreneur, Politician)
Ernest Bai Koroma
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 2, 1953
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Makeni
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Joseph Cinqué
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 3, 1814
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sierra Leone, Sierra Leone
Died: May 3, 1879
 5 
Foday Sankoh
(Vice President of Sierra Leone 1999 – 2000)
Foday Sankoh
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 17, 1937
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Masang Mayoso, Tonkolili District, Sierra Leone
Died: July 29, 2003
Adetokumboh M'Cormack
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Birthdate: February 27, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sierra Leone
 7 
Siaka Stevens
(1st President of Sierra Leone)
Siaka Stevens
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 24, 1905
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Moyamba
Died: May 29, 1988

Siaka Stevens, known for his self-indulgent and corrupt rule, was overthrown by a coup in 1967, shortly after becoming the prime minister of Sierra Leone, but he was called back from exile in Guinea after a second coup a few months later. He was also the country’s first president.

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Charles MacCarthy
(Former Governor of Sierra Leone)
Charles MacCarthy
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 15, 1764
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cork, Ireland
Died: January 21, 1824
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Ahmad Tejan Kabbah
(President of Sierra Leone)
Ahmad Tejan Kabbah
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 16, 1932
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pendembu, Sierra Leone
Died: March 13, 2014
 10 
Kandeh Yumkella
(UN Executive, Economist, Politician)
Kandeh Yumkella
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 5, 1959
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sierra Leone
 11 
Leonard Bundu
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone
 12 
Sir Milton Margai
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: December 7, 1895
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gbangbatok, Sierra Leone
Died: April 28, 1964
 13 
Albert Margai
(Politician)
Albert Margai
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 10, 1910
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gbangbatok, Sierra Leone
Died: December 18, 1980
 14 
Kadi Sesay
(Politician)
Kadi Sesay
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rotifunk, Moyamba District, Sierra Leone
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Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
(Politician)
Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 7, 1968
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone
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John Randle
(West African doctor who was active in politics in Lagos)
John Randle
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: February 1, 1855
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Regent, Sierra Leone
Died: February 27, 1928
 17 
Marie Esther Bangura
(Beauty pageant)
Marie Esther Bangura
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 28, 1997
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Port Loko, Sierra Leone
 18 
Madam Yoko
(Politician)
Madam Yoko
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1849 AD
Birthplace: Sierra Leone
Died: 1906 AD
 19 
Mariatu Kamara
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 25, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sierra Leone
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Eunice Barber
(Olympic athlete)
Eunice Barber
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Davidson Nicol
(Diplomat)
Davidson Nicol
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: September 14, 1924
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Died: September 20, 1994
 22 
Solomon Berewa
(Politician)
Solomon Berewa
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 6, 1938
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bo, Sierra Leone
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Asadata Dafora
(Musician)
Asadata Dafora
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 4, 1890
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Freetown, British Sierra Leone
Died: March 4, 1965
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Adelaide Casely-Hayford
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Birthdate: June 26, 1868
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone Colony and Protectorate British Sierra Leone
Died: January 16, 1960
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Valentine Strasser
(Politician)
Valentine Strasser
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Freetown
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Gladys Casely-Hayford
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: May 11, 1904
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Axim, Ghana
Died: September 30, 1950
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Khadija Gbla
(Human rights activist)
Khadija Gbla
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Listed In: Activists
Birthplace: Sierra Leone
 28 
Oguntola Sapara
(Doctor known for his campaign against secret societies that were spreading smallpox)
Oguntola Sapara
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 9, 1861
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Died: May 31, 1935
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Patricia Kabbah
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 17, 1933
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Gbap, Sierra Leone
Died: May 8, 1998
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Jeillo Edwards
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Birthdate: September 23, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Died: July 2, 2004
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Ahmed Abdullahi
(Military Administrator of Kwara State, Nigeria between December 1987 and July 1988)
Ahmed Abdullahi
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 22, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Fatima Maada Bio
(First Lady)
Fatima Maada Bio
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 27, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Koidu Town, Sierra Leone
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Alpha Bangura
(Basketball player)
Alpha Bangura
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 4, 1980
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Abdulai Conteh
(9th Chief Justice of Belize)
Abdulai Conteh
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 5, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Kambia District, British Sierra Leone
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Syl Cheney-Coker
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 28, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Priscilla Schwartz
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: March 18, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sierra Leone
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Carolina Rodriguez
(Rhythmic gymnast)
Carolina Rodriguez
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1986
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: León, Spain
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Constance Cummings-John
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 28, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone
Died: February 21, 2000
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Charles Mammie
(Basketball player)
Charles Mammie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1992
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone
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Solomon Bockarie
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 18, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Makeni, Sierra Leone
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Zainab Bangura
(Politician)
Zainab Bangura
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: December 18, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Yonibana, Sierra Leone
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Ella Koblo Gulama
(Politician)
Ella Koblo Gulama
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 26, 1921
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Moyamba, Sierra Leone
Died: September 9, 2006
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Isata Jabbie Kabbah
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Sierra Leone
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Isha Johansen
(Businessperson)
Isha Johansen
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 25, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Freetown, Sierra Leone
 45 
Isata Mahoi
(Actress)
Isata Mahoi
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Birthdate: June 18, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sierra Leone
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Jimmy Thoronka
(Sprinter)
Jimmy Thoronka
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sierra Leone
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Femi Claudius Cole
(Politician)
Femi Claudius Cole
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 1962 AD
Birthplace: Sierra Leone
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Rachel Thompson
(Middle-Distance Runner)
Rachel Thompson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sierra Leone
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Sia Koroma
(Biochemist)
Sia Koroma
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 19, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Kono District British Sierra Leone
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Cornelius Macarthy
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Birthplace: Croydon, London, England, United Kingdom