Gregoire Kayibanda

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Birthday
1, 1924
Birthplace
Rwanda
Death Date
Dec 15, 1976 (52)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
1, 1924
Birthplace
Rwanda
Death Date
Dec 15, 1976 (52)

About

First elected President of Rwanda from 1962 to 1973, who brought the Hutu majority to power for the first time in the country's history.

Before Fame

He was born in Tare and and was an ethnic Hutu.

Trivia

He advocated Rwanda's independence from Belgium.

Family Life

He and his wife were reportedly starved to death when they were captured during a military coup perpetrated by his defense minister Major General Juvenal Habyarimana.

Associated With

He was born in the same country as politician Jean Kambanda.