Fulbert Youlou

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Fulbert Youlou
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Fulbert Youlou in 1963
1st President of the Republic of the Congo
In office
15 August 1960 – 15 August 1963
Vice PresidentStéphane Tchichelle
Jacques Opangault
Preceded byNone
Succeeded byAlphonse Massemba-Débat
2nd Prime Minister of the Republic of the Congo
In office
8 December 1958 – 21 November 1959
Preceded byJacques Opangault
Succeeded byPost abolished, 1959–1963; Alphonse Massemba-Débat
Personal details
Born(1917-07-19)19 July 1917[1][2][3]
Madibou, Moyen-Congo
Died6 May 1972(1972-05-06) (aged 54)
Madrid, Spain
NationalityCongolese
Political partyDemocratic Union for the Defence of African Interests

Abbé Fulbert Youlou (29 June,[1] 17 June[2] or 19 July 1917[3] – 6 May 1972) was a laicized Brazzaville-Congolese Roman Catholic priest, nationalist leader and politician. Became the first President of Congo-Brazzaville on its independence.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 In African Powder Keg: Revolt and Dissent in Six Emergent Nations, author Ronald Matthews lists Youlou's date of birth as 9 June 1917. This date is also listed in Annuaire parlementaire des États d'Afrique noire, Députés et conseillers économiques des républiques d'expression française (1962). Matthews (1966), p. 169; Annuaire parlementaire des États d'Afrique noire: Députés et conseillers économiques des républiques d'expression française, Paris: Annuaire Afrique, 1962, OCLC 11833110
  2. 2.0 2.1 In Africana: The Encyclopedia of the African and African-American Experience, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and K. Anthony Appiah list Youlou's date of birth as 17 June 1917. Appiah & Gates (1999), p. 2036
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Encyclopedia of World Biography by Gale Research Company lists Youlou's date of birth as 19 July 1917. Gale Research Company (1999), p. 466