Léopold Sédar Senghor

1906 - 2001

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Léopold Sédar Senghor (; French: [sɑ̃ɡɔʁ]; 9 October 1906 – 20 December 2001) was a Senegalese poet, politician and cultural theorist who, for two decades, served as the first president of Senegal (1960–80). Ideologically an African socialist, he was the major theoretician of Négritude. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Léopold Sédar Senghor has received more than 615,097 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 72 in 2019). Léopold Sédar Senghor is the 437th most popular writer (up from 447th in 2019), the most popular biography from Senegal and the most popular Senegalese Writer.

Léopold Sédar Senghor was a French-speaking African poet, politician, and statesman who was the first president of Senegal. He is most famous for his contributions to the arts and literature.

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Among writers, Léopold Sédar Senghor ranks 437 out of 5,794Before him are Andrzej Sapkowski, Sei Shōnagon, Kurt Vonnegut, Alexander Pope, Heinrich von Kleist, and Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux. After him are Joseph Brodsky, Sylvia Plath, Ken Follett, Baldassare Castiglione, Tom Clancy, and Edgar Rice Burroughs.

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Among people born in 1906, Léopold Sédar Senghor ranks 30Before him are Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Giuseppe Farina, Soichiro Honda, Alexey Stakhanov, Hermann Fegelein, and Ernst Ruska. After him are Léon Degrelle, Franz Joseph II, Prince of Liechtenstein, Sayyid Qutb, Wassily Leontief, Josef Kramer, and Hassan al-Banna. Among people deceased in 2001, Léopold Sédar Senghor ranks 12Before him are Claude Shannon, Josef Bican, Herbert A. Simon, Sabiha Gökçen, Soraya Esfandiary-Bakhtiary, and Jack Lemmon. After him are Christiaan Barnard, Iannis Xenakis, Ahmad Shah Massoud, Ernst Gombrich, William Hanna, and Fred Hoyle.

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In Senegal

Among people born in Senegal, Léopold Sédar Senghor ranks 1 out of 97After him are Abdoulaye Wade (1926), Abdou Diouf (1935), Ségolène Royal (1953), Ousmane Sembène (1923), Patrick Vieira (1976), Youssou N'Dour (1959), Cheikh Anta Diop (1923), Macky Sall (1961), Lamine Diack (1933), Amadou-Mahtar M'Bow (1921), and Mariama Bâ (1929).

Among WRITERS In Senegal

Among writers born in Senegal, Léopold Sédar Senghor ranks 1After him are Mariama Bâ (1929), Aminata Sow Fall (1941), Cheikh Hamidou Kane (1928), Fatou Diome (1968), and Khady Sylla (1963).