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António Agostinho Neto
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1st President of Angola
In office
11 November 1975 – 10 September 1979
Prime Minister Lopo do Nascimento (1975-1978)
Preceded by Position estabilished
Succeeded by José Eduardo dos Santos
Chairman of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola
In office
10 December 1956 – 10 September 1979
Preceded by Position established
Succeeded by José Eduardo dos Santos
Personal details
Born (1922-09-17)17 September 1922
Ícolo e Bengo, Bengo, Overseas Province of Angola, Portugal
Died 10 September 1979(1979-09-10) (aged 56)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Political party MPLA
Spouse(s) Maria Eugénia da Silva

António Agostinho Neto (17 September 1922 – 10 September 1979) was an Angolan politician and poet. He was the first President of Angola, serving from 1975–1979 after he leading the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) in the war for independence that lasted from 1961–1974.

He died of inoperable cancer on 10 September 1979 in a hospital in Moscow, Russia, aged 56.

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