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Gbagbo, Laurent, 1945-

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Personal name headingGbagbo, Laurent, 1945-
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Variant(s)Gbagbo, L. (Laurent), 1945-
Gbagbo, Laurent Koudou, 1945-
Koudou Gbagbo, Laurent, 1945-
Gbabgo, Laurent, 1945-
Associated countryCôte d'Ivoire
Associated placeFrance
Birth date1945-05-31
Place of birthBabré (Côte d'Ivoire)
Field of activityCôte d'Ivoire--Politics and government
AffiliationFront populaire ivoirien Université d'Abidjan. Institut d'histoire d'art et d'archéologie africains
Profession or occupationHistorians Politicians Presidents
Found inSoundjata, 1979: t.p. (Koudou Gbagbo Laurent) cover (L. Gbabgo)
His Réflexions sur la Conférence de Brazzaville, 1978: t.p. (Laurent Gbagbo) p. 4 of cover (b. 1945 in Babré, Iv. Coast)
Britannica academic edition (online), viewed Jan. 18, 2014 (Laurent Gbagbo, b. May 31, 1945, Gagnoa [dept.], Côte d'Ivoire; Ivoirian educator and politician; M.A. 1970 and doctorate 1979, Sorbonne; imprisoned 1971-1973; joined the faculty of the Univ. of Abidjan's Institute of History, Art and African Archeology in 1974, director of the institute 1980; went into exile in France 1982-1988; elected to lead the Ivoirian Popular Front 1988; president of Côte d'Ivoire 2000 (presiding over a country in civil war) until election of Nov. 2010 when he refused to step down; arrested Apr. 2011)
Dictionary of African Biography, accessed January 28, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Gbagbo, Laurent Koudou; president, educator, remonstrant; born 31 May 1945 in Mama, Cöte d'Ivoire; graduated from the University of Abidjan with a bachelor's degree in history (1969); earned a master's degree in history from the University of Paris IV-Sorbonne (1970); had a research position at the Institute of Art History and African Archeology (IHAAA) at the University of Abidjan; earned PhD in history at the University of Paris VII-Denis Diderot; joined the dissident teachers' union, the Syndicat National de la Recherche et de l'Enseignement Supérieur (SYNARES);formed an underground political party, the Front Populaire Ivoirien (FPI; Ivoirian Popular Front) (1982); wassworn in as president of Ivory Coast (2000); surrendered and stepped down as president (11 April 2011))
Pour la verité et la justice, 2104: t.p. (Laurent Gbabgo)
Associated languagefre