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Léopold Sédar Senghor
|1st President of Senegal|
6 September 1960 – 31 December 1980
|Prime Minister||Abdou Diouf|
|Preceded by||Office created|
|Succeeded by||Abdou Diouf|
9 October 1906|
Joal, French West Africa (present-day Senegal)
|Died||20 December 2001
|Political party||Socialist Party of Senegal|
|Spouse(s)||Ginette Éboué (1946-1956)
Colette Hubert Senghor (m. 1957–2001); his death
|Alma mater||University of Paris|
Léopold Sédar Senghor (9 October 1906 – 20 December 2001) was a Senegalese poet, politician, and cultural theorist. Hw served as the first president of Senegal (1960–80). Ideologically an African socialist, he was associated with the Négritude movement. He was the founder of the Senegalese Democratic Bloc party.
Senghor was the first African elected as a member of the Académie française. He is regarded by many as one of the most important African intellectuals of the 20th century.
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