Famous Senegalese - Senegalese Celebrities

Situated in the westernmost front in the mainland of Eurafrasia, Senegal is a country in West Africa. It takes it name from the Senegal River that borders the country in the east and north. Though the country maintains quite a low-profile as compared to the developed and developing countries of the world, it nevertheless has a large bunch of nationals who have constantly, through their works and achievements, strived to make a name for Senegal on the world map. Interestingly, both men and women have collaboratively contributed to bring fame and glory to Senegal.

Find out more about the greatest Senegalese, including Sadio Mané, Léopold Sédar Senghor, Abdoulaye Wade, Abdou Diouf and Blaise Diagne.

The Most Famous Senegalese

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Abdou DioufSeptember 7, 1935SenegaleseAbdou Diouf was the second President of Senegal; he served from 1981 to 2000.This biography of Abdou Diouf provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.
Sadio ManéApril 10, 1992SenegaleseSadio Mane is a Senegalese professional footballer
Abdoulaye WadeMay 29, 1926SenegaleseAbdoulaye Wade is a Senegalese politician, lawyer, and professor, who served as the President of Senegal from 2000 to 2012
Blaise DiagneOctober 13, 1872SenegaleseBlaise Diagne was one of the most important figures in the history of African politics
Léopold Sédar SenghorOctober 9, 1906SenegaleseLeopold Sedar Senghor became the first President of the Republic of Senegal after his nation gained independence from the colonial regime
Mamadou DiaJuly 18, 1910SenegaleseMamadou Dia was a Senegalese politician who became the first Prime Minister of Senegal
Léopold Sédar Senghor

Léopold Sédar Senghor

Leopold Sedar Senghor became the first President of the Republic of Senegal after his nation gained independence from the colonial regime

Abdou Diouf

Abdou Diouf was the second President of Senegal; he served from 1981 to 2000.This biography of Abdou Diouf provides detailed information about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline.

Mamadou Dia

Mamadou Dia was a Senegalese politician who became the first Prime Minister of Senegal

SenegaleseJuly 18, 1910109 views

Abdoulaye Wade

Abdoulaye Wade is a Senegalese politician, lawyer, and professor, who served as the President of Senegal from 2000 to 2012

SenegaleseMay 29, 1926166 views

Blaise Diagne

Blaise Diagne was one of the most important figures in the history of African politics

SenegaleseOctober 13, 1872122 views

Sadio Mané

Sadio Mane is a Senegalese professional footballer

SenegaleseApril 10, 1992193 views