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Encyclopedia > Félix Éboué

Félix Adolphe Éboué (26 December 1884 - 17 March 1944) was a black French (French Guianan-born) colonial administrator and Free French leader. December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 1884 is a leap year starting on Tuesday (click on link to calendar). ... March 17 is the 76th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (77th in Leap years). ... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... French Guiana (French: Guyane) is an overseas département (département doutre-mer, or DOM) of France, located on the Caribbean coast of South America. ... This site was cracked by lysp ... The Free French Forces (Forces Françaises Libres in French) were French fighters who decided to go on fighting against Germany after the Fall of France and German occupation and to fight against Vichy France in World War II. General Charles de Gaulle was a member of the French Cabinet in...


A graduate of the Colonial School in Paris, he served in Ubangi-Shari mostly, until becoming governor of Chad in 1939. He was instrumental in developing Chadian support for the Free French in 1940, an action which ultimately gave de Gaulle's faction the rest of French Equatorial Africa. As governor of the whole area during 1940-1944, he acted to improve the status of Africans, classifying 200 educated Africans as notable évolué and reducing their taxes, placed some Gabonese civil servants into positions of authority. The Eiffel Tower has become a symbol of Paris throughout the world. ... Oubangui-Chari, or Ubangi-Shari, was a French territory in central Africa which later became the independent country of the Central African Republic on August 13, 1960. ... 1939 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Portrait of General Charles de Gaulle. ... French Equatorial Africa (Afrique Équatoriale Française or AEF) was the federation of French colonial possessions in Middle Africa, extending northwards from the Congo River to the Sahara Desert. ...


He also took an interest in the careers of individuals who would later become significant in their own right, including Jean-Hilaire Aubaume and Jean-Rémy Ayouné. Jean-Hilaire Aubame (10 November 1912 - 16 August 1989) was a Gabonese politician active during both the colonial and independence periods, including service as a French deputy 1946-1958. ...


Although a Francophile who promoted the French language in Africa, his circular La nouvelle politique indigène ("New Native Policy"), put out 8 November 1941, advocated the preservation of traditional African institutions. French (français, langue française) is one of the most important Romance languages, outnumbered in speakers only by Spanish and Portuguese. ... November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...


He died of a heart attack while in Cairo; after his death, the French colonies in Africa brought out a joint stamp issue honoring his memory. A myocardial infarction occurs when an atherosclerotic plaque slowly builds up in the inner lining of a coronary artery and then suddenly ruptures, totally occluding the artery and preventing blood flow downstream. ... View of the modern citys skyline. ...


 
 

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