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Fernand David Césaire (1913 - 2008)

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Fernand David "Aimé" Césaire
Born in Basse-Pointe, Martiniquemap
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Died in Fort-de-France, Martiniquemap
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"Aimé Fernand David Césaire was a Francophone and French poet, author and politician from Martinique. He was "one of the founders of the négritude movement in Francophone literature". He wrote such works as Une Tempête, a response to Shakespeare's play The Tempest, and Discours sur le colonialisme (Discourse on Colonialism), an essay describing the strife between the colonizers and the colonized. His works have been translated into many languages." –Wikipedia[1]

He was born 26 June 1913, in Basse-Pointe, Martinique.[2]

In 1945, he was elected Mayor of Fort-de-France and deputy to the French National Assembly for Martinique. In 1958 he founded the Parti Progressiste Martiniquais, and he served as President of the Regional Council of Martinique from 1983 to 1988. He retired from politics in 2001.[3]

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Deceased 19 April 2008 - Fort-de-France, Martinique , age at death: 94 years old Buried 20 April 2008 - Cimetière La Joyaux près de Fort-de France Poète, homme politique


  1. Wikipedia article on Aimé Cesaire: Aimé Cesaire on Wikipedia
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