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Abbas, Ferhat

Born: 1899 AD
Died: 1985 AD
Nationality: Algerian
Categories: Political Leader, Presidents

1899 – Born on the 24th of October in Taher, Algeria.

1962 – He acted in a provisional capacity as the country’s first President after independence.

1943 – He became disillusioned with France when his hopes were not realized and turned to nationalism

               issuing the Manifesto of the Algerian people.

1946 – He formed the nationalist Democratic Union of the Algerian Manifesto.

1955 – He joined the National Liberation Front in September.

1962 – He became President of the constitutional assembly on the 25th of September.

1964 – He resigned in protest at the National Liberation Front.

        – He was placed under house arrest.

1976 – He was again placed under house arrest, after signing a statement opposing the country’s powerful

              military-backed President, Col. Houari Boumeddiene.

1984 – He received official recognition in the form of a state decoration, the Medal of Resistance on 30th of


1985 – He died on the 23rd of December.