Blaise Diagne

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Birthday
13, 1872
Birthplace
Dakar, Senegal
Death Date
May 11, 1934 (61)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
13, 1872
Birthplace
Dakar, Senegal
Death Date
May 11, 1934 (61)

About

He became the first black African to hold a senior position in French government when he was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in 1914.

Before Fame

He studied in France and was a freemason, joining a lodge affiliated with the Grand Orient de France.

Trivia

He was Senegal's representative in the Chamber of Deputies, the mayor of Dakar, and was a firm advocate of equal rights for all.

Family Life

He was adopted by a Christian family who changed his name from Galaye Mbaye to Blaise.

Associated With

He and Baaba Maal were born in Senegal.