Houari Boumédiène

second President of Algeria

Houari Boumédiène[a] (Arabic: هواري بومدين‎ ; ALA-LC: Hawwārī Būmadyan; born Mohammed Ben Brahim Boukherouba; 23 August 1932 – 27 December 1978) was Chairman of the Revolutionary Council of Algeria from 19 June 1965 until 12 December 1976. He was the second President of Algeria until his death in 1978.

Houari Boumédiène
هواري بومدين
Houari Boumediene's Portrait.jpg
2nd President of Algeria
In office
10 December 1976 – 27 December 1978
Preceded byHimself (as Chairman of the Revolutionary Council)
Succeeded byRabah Bitat (Interim)
Chairman of the Revolutionary Council
In office
19 June 1965 – 10 December 1976
Preceded byAhmed Ben Bella (as President)
Succeeded byHimself (as President)
4th Secretary General of Non-Aligned Movement
In office
5 September 1973 – 16 August 1976
Preceded byKenneth Kaunda
Succeeded byWilliam Gopallawa
6th Chairperson of the Organisation of African Unity
In office
13 September 1968 – 6 September 1969
Preceded byMobutu Sese Seko
Succeeded byAhmadou Ahidjo
Personal details
Born
Mohamed Ben Brahim Boukherouba

(1932-08-23)23 August 1932
Guelma, French Algeria
Died27 December 1978(1978-12-27) (aged 46)
Algiers, Algeria
Spouse(s)Anissa Boumédiène
Military service
Nickname(s)Houari Boumédiène
AllegianceAlgeria
Branch/service
Years of service
  • 1955–1962 (ALN)
  • 1962–1976 (PNP)
RankColonel
Battles/warsAlgerian War
Sand War

NotesEdit

  1. Also transcribed Boumediene and Boumedienne

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