Patrice Lumumba was a Congolese politician who became the first lawfully elected Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) in 1960. He is also known for being the founder of the Mouvement National Congolais (MNC) party and for the instrumental role he played in helping Congo attain independence from Belgium. He was assassinated in 1961 at the age of 35.
He was married to Pauline Lumumba from 1951 until his death in 1961. The marriage produced five children, including Guy-Patrice Lumumba, who grew up to become a politician.
A number of nations, including Belgium and the United States reportedly played a role in his murder.
He served as Prime Minister for barely three months before he was ousted in a coup d'état carried out by Joseph Mobutu and placed under house arrest.
was a famous Congolese Prime Minister,
who was born on
July 2, 1925. As a person born on this date, Patrice Lumumba is listed in our database as the 13th
most popular celebrity for the day (July 2) and the 32nd most popular for the year (1925).
People born on July 2
fall under the Zodiac sign of Cancer, the Crab.
Patrice Lumumba is the 497th most popular Cancer.
Aside from information specific to Patrice Lumumba's birthday, Patrice Lumumba is the 3rd most famous Congolese.
In general, Patrice Lumumba ranks as the 5940th
most popular famous person, and the 97th most popular country president (prime minister) of all time.
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