Félix Houphouët-Boigny

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Félix Houphouët-Boigny
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1st President of Côte d'Ivoire
In office
3 November 1960 – 7 December 1993
Preceded byNone (position first established)
Succeeded byHenri Konan Bédié
Prime Minister of Côte d'Ivoire
In office
7 August 1960 – 27 November 1960
Preceded byNone (position first established)
Succeeded byNone (position abolished)
Personal details
Born(1905-10-18)18 October 1905
Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire
Died7 December 1993(1993-12-07) (aged 88)
Côte d'Ivoire
NationalityIvorian
Political partyDemocratic Party of Côte d'Ivoire
Spouse(s)Marie-Thérèse Houphouët-Boigny
ReligionRoman Catholicism

Félix Houphouët-Boigny (French pronunciation: ​[feliks ufwɛt bwaɲi];[1] 18 October 1905 – 7 December 1993) was the first President of Côte d'Ivoire. He was president until he died in 1993.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Noble, Kenneth B. (1994-02-08). "For Ivory Coast's Founder, Lavish Funeral". New York Times. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
  2. "Speech Delivered by Mister Houphouet-Boigny, Minister of State at the Geo-Andre Stadium in Abidjan on September 7, 1958". World Digital Library. Retrieved 28 April 2013.