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Bokassa, Jean Bedel

Born: 1921 AD
Died: 1996 AD, at 75 years of age.

Nationality: Central African
Categories: Politician


1921 - Bokassa was born in Bobangi, a village in Moyen-Congo on the 22nd of February. His father Mgboundoulou, a village chief. Central African Republic dictator, politician, and alleged cannibal.

1965 - With French support, he overthrew David Dacko.

1966-1979 - Military ruler of the Central African Republic as Jean Bedel I of Central African Empire.

1976 - Declared himself as Emperor of the Central African Empire started 4th of December.

1979 - Overthrown by French troops, while on visit to Libya.

1979-1986 - Lived in exile in Ivory Coast.

1986 - Returned to Central African Republic and sentenced to death for assassinations, concealing corpses, and embezzlement.

1986-1996 - Imprisoned until pardoned by Andre Kolingba.

1996 - He died on 3rd of November.


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