Abdelaziz Bouteflika


Birthday March 2, 1937

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Oujda, Morocco

DEATH DATE Sep 17, 2021 (84)

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Algerian president who presided over the end of the country's bloody civil war and quelled civil unrest. He first took office in 1999 and in 2012 he became the longest-serving President of Algeria. He continued serving as President until April of 2019.

Before Fame

He was in the government of a previous president but was forced out after a political power shift.


One of his first acts as president was to make peace with the anti-government guerrilla fighters, offering them amnesty. At the age of 84, he passed away from cardiac arrest. 

Family Life

He was born into a large family: four brothers and three half-sisters. He married Amal Triki in 1990; but they later divorced.

Associated With

His country has produced many notable people, including the iconic fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent