Agathe Uwilingiyimana


Birthday May 23, 1953

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Rwanda

DEATH DATE Apr 7, 1994 (40)

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Former Prime Minister of Rwanda was assassinated at the beginning of the Rwandan Genocide. She and her husband sacrificed themselves to save their children.

Before Fame

She taught chemistry at the National University of Rwanda before starting her political career.


She made history by becoming Rwanda's first female Prime Minister in 1993.

Family Life

She was born to Hutu farmers in the small village of Nyaruhengeri.

Associated With

She served as Prime Minister under President Juvenal Habyarimana.