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Cabral, Amilcar

Born: 1924 AD
Died: 1973 AD, at 48 years of age.

Nationality: Guinean
Categories: Politician


Guinean revolutionary leader


1924 - Born in Bafata, Portuguese Guinea, on the 21st of September.


Educated in Lisbon, and he founded student movements dedicated to African nationalism.


1950s - He returned to Africa and began forming independence movements.


He was involved in the formation of the PAIGC or Partido Africano da Independência da Guiné e Cabo Verde.


He also worked to form a liberation party in Angola with Agostinho Neto.


1962 - Cabral led the PAIGC in a military conflict against the Portuguese imperial forces.


1973 - Assassinated on 20th of January, just months before Guinea-Bissau gained independence.





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