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Bokassa I, Emperor of the Central African Empire, 1921-1996

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Personal name headingBokassa I, Emperor of the Central African Empire, 1921-1996
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Variant(s)Bokassa, Jean-Bedel, 1921-1996
Associated countryCentral African Empire Central African Republic
Birth date1921-02-22
Death date1996-11-03
Found inPéan, P. Bokassa 1er, 1977 (subj.) p. 7 (le colonel Jean-Bedel Bokassa) p. 39 (b. 2/22/21 in Bobangui)
Europa, 1977, v. 2: p. 355 (in Sept. 1976 the Central African Republic was renamed the Central African Empire and Bokassa proclaimed the country's first emperor)
NYT, 9/22/79 & 9/25/79 (Emperor Bokassa I of Central African Empire, deposed 9/20/79)
LA times, Nov. 5, 1996, sect. A, p. 24 (Jean-Bedel Bokassa, d. 3 Nov. 1996, age 75)
Grothe, A. La chute de l'Empire centrafricain et l'élection du président de la République, 2018: page 8 (The strong man who seized power in 1965, a former captain of the French army promoted colonel of the Central African army, Jean Bedel Bokassa, to satisfy his ambition, erected on December 4, 1976, the Central African Republic in a constitutional monarchy, the Central African Empire. He was crowned Emperor Bokassa 1st, December 4, 1977)