Agostinho Neto

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António Agostinho Neto
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1st Preses o Angola
In office
11 November 1975 – 10 September 1979
Succeedit biJosé Eduardo dos Santos
Personal details
Born17 September 1922(1922-09-17)
Ícolo e Bengo, Bengo, Owerseas Province o Angolae, Portugal
Dee'd10 September 1979(1979-09-10) (aged 56)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Poleetical pairtyPopular Movement for the Liberation o Angola
Spoose(s)Maria Eugénia da Silva[1]

António Agostinho Neto (September 17, 1922 – September 10, 1979) served as the first Preses o Angolae (1975–1979), efter havin led the Popular Movement for the Liberation o Angolae (MPLA) in the war for unthirldom (1961–1974). Till his daith, he led the MPLA in the ceevil war (1975–2002). His birthday is celebrated as Naitional Heroes Day, a public holiday in Angolae.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. James, W. Martin (2004). Historical Dictionary of Angola. p. 110.