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Joseph Kasa-Vubu

1910 - 1969

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Joseph Kasa-Vubu, alternatively Joseph Kasavubu, (c. 1915 – 24 March 1969) was a Congolese politician who served as the first President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (then Republic of the Congo) from 1960 until 1965. A member of the Kongo ethnic group, Kasa-Vubu became the leader of the Alliance des Bakongo (ABAKO) party in the 1950s and soon became a leading proponent of Congo's independence from Belgian colonial rule. He then became the country's first president in a coalition with Patrice Lumumba as prime minister. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Kasa-Vubu has received more than 471,453 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Joseph Kasa-Vubu is the 3,336th most popular politician (down from 2,658th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Republic of the Congo and the 2nd most popular Congolese Politician.

Joseph Kasa-Vubu was the first president of the Republic of the Congo. He served as president from 1960 to 1963, and again from 1965 to 1967. He was the first president of the Republic of the Congo, serving from 1960 to 1963 and again from 1965 to 1967.

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Among POLITICIANS

Among politicians, Joseph Kasa-Vubu ranks 3,336 out of 15,577Before him are Lady Margaret Beaufort, Otto I, Duke of Saxony, Yasuo Fukuda, Mykhailo Hrushevsky, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, and Edmund Tudor, 1st Earl of Richmond. After him are Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović, António de Spínola, Leonidas II, Mark Felt, Muhammad I of Granada, and Artavasdes II of Armenia.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1910, Joseph Kasa-Vubu ranks 39Before him are August Landmesser, Jean-Louis Barrault, Erich Kempka, Paul Flory, Robert van Gulik, and Pierre Schaeffer. After him are António de Spínola, Michel Aflaq, Ne Win, Galina Ulanova, Meša Selimović, and Edvard Kardelj. Among people deceased in 1969, Joseph Kasa-Vubu ranks 33Before him are Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Sonja Henie, Josef von Sternberg, Moïse Tshombe, Itzhak Stern, and B. Traven. After him are Alexandra David-Néel, Boris Karloff, Robert Taylor, Wacław Sierpiński, Walter Christaller, and Raymond A. Spruance.

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In Republic of the Congo

Among people born in Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kasa-Vubu ranks 2 out of 18Before him are Denis Sassou Nguesso (1943). After him are Ali Bongo Ondimba (1959), Marien Ngouabi (1938), Clément Mouamba (1943), Pascal Lissouba (1931), Fulbert Youlou (1917), Joachim Yhombi-Opango (1939), Alphonse Massamba-Débat (1921), Alfred Raoul (1938), Alain Mabanckou (1966), and Aurlus Mabélé (1953).

Among POLITICIANS In Republic of the Congo

Among politicians born in Republic of the Congo, Joseph Kasa-Vubu ranks 2Before him are Denis Sassou Nguesso (1943). After him are Ali Bongo Ondimba (1959), Marien Ngouabi (1938), Clément Mouamba (1943), Pascal Lissouba (1931), Fulbert Youlou (1917), Joachim Yhombi-Opango (1939), Alphonse Massamba-Débat (1921), Alfred Raoul (1938), Isidore Mvouba (1954), and Emmanuel Nadingar (1951).