Cheikh Anta Diop

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Birthday
29, 1923
Birthplace
Senegal
Death Date
Feb 7, 1986 (62)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
29, 1923
Birthplace
Senegal
Death Date
Feb 7, 1986 (62)

About

Anthropologist, scientist, and politician who founded three political parties in Senegal. He has done important work on pre-colonial African culture and other ancient civilizations.

Before Fame

He studied Philosophy and Chemistry at the Sorbonne in Paris, after earning his bachelor's degree in Senegal.

Trivia

He has studied the history of Egypt and human race origins and has promoted the idea of cultural unity among Africans.

Family Life

He was born into an aristocratic Muslim family.

Associated With

He was in opposition to President Leopold Sedar Senghor.