Herbert Macaulay

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Birthday
14, 1864
Birthplace
Lagos, Nigeria
Death Date
May 7, 1946 (81)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
14, 1864
Birthplace
Lagos, Nigeria
Death Date
May 7, 1946 (81)

About

Nigerian politician who is considered the founder of Nigerian nationalism. He was also known for his work as an engineer, journalist, and musician.

Before Fame

He studied Civil Engineering in London and went on to work as a land inspector in Nigeria under the British Crown, before deciding to become a nationalist.

Trivia

He founded the first Nigerian political party: the Nigerian National Democratic Party in 1923, which won all the seats in the elections of 1923, 1928 and 1933.

Family Life

He was born in Lagos to parents from Sierra Leone.

Associated With

He and Amilcar Cabral both have lead nationalist movements in Africa.