Ahmed Ben Bella
First President of Algeria (1916-2012)
He became President in 1963. In 1965, Houari Boumédiènne made him stop being Presindent. He was under house arrest until 1980. He was allowed to live in Switzerland. He lived for 10 years in Lausanne. In 1990 he was able to return to Algeria.
- Shown as 1916 in some sources, but his father changed his year of birth from 1918 to enable him to leave school early and help him on his farm