Agostinho Neto

President of Angola (1922-1979)

António Agostinho Neto (17 September 1922 – 10 September 1979) was an Angolan politician and poet.[2][3] He was the first President of Angola, serving from 1975–1979 after he leading the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola (MPLA) in the war for independence that lasted from 1961–1974.[4]

António Agostinho Neto
Official Portrait, 1975
1st President of Angola
In office
11 November 1975 – 10 September 1979
Prime MinisterLopo do Nascimento (1975-1978)
Preceded byPosition estabilished
Succeeded byJosé Eduardo dos Santos
Chairman of the Popular Movement for the Liberation of Angola
In office
10 December 1956 – 10 September 1979
Preceded byPosition established
Succeeded byJosé Eduardo dos Santos
Personal details
Born(1922-09-17)17 September 1922
Ícolo e Bengo, Bengo, Overseas Province of Angola, Portugal
Died10 September 1979(1979-09-10) (aged 56)
Moscow, Soviet Union
Political partyMPLA
Spouse(s)Maria Eugénia da Silva[1]

He died of inoperable cancer on 10 September 1979 in a hospital in Moscow, Russia, aged 56.[5]

Sources change

  1. James, W. Martin (2004). Historical Dictionary of Angola. pp. 110.
  2. "Angola: Is this the country Agostinho Neto dreamt of? - Pambazuka News". Retrieved 21 May 2016.
  3. Encyclopedia of World Biography: Michael-Orleans. Gale Research. 1998. ISBN 978-0-7876-2551-1.
  4. Anatoliĭ Mikhaĭlovich Khazanov (1986). Agostinho Neto. Progress Publishers.
  5. Africa Research Bulletin: Political, social, and cultural series. Blackwell. 1979.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Position created
President of Angola
Succeeded by
José Eduardo dos Santos