Lansana Conté

Lansana Conté
Lansana Conte 27 July 2001a.jpg
2nd President of Guinea
In office
5 April 1984 – 22 December 2008
Prime Minister Diarra Traoré
Sidya Touré
Lamine Sidimé
François Lonseny Fall
Cellou Dalein Diallo
Eugène Camara
Lansana Kouyaté
Ahmed Tidiane Souaré
Preceded by Louis Lansana Beavogui (Acting)
Succeeded by Moussa Dadis Camara
Personal details
Born (1934-11-30)30 November 1934
Dubréka, French Guinea
Died 22 December 2008(2008-12-22) (aged 74)
Conakry, Guinea
Resting place Lansanaya
Political party PUP
Spouse(s) Several [1]
Religion Islam
Military service
Service/branch French Army
Guinean Army
Years of service 1955–1958 (France)
1958–1991 (Guinea)
Rank General

Lansana Conté (30 November 1934 – 22 December 2008 [2]) was the second President of Guinea, serving from 3 April 1984 until his death in December 2008. He was a Muslim and a member of the Susu ethnic group.

Early life

Born in Moussayah Loumbaya ( Dubréka), a member of the Susu people, [3] he estimated his birthdate to be 1934, although he never knew exactly. [4] Conté was educated at a local Quranic school and attended Dubréka primary school. He then went on to study at military preparatory schools in Bingerville, Côte d'Ivoire and Saint Louis, Senegal.

Other Languages
български: Лансана Конте
brezhoneg: Lansana Conté
čeština: Lansana Conté
Ελληνικά: Λανσάνα Κοντέ
español: Lansana Conté
Esperanto: Lansana Conté
français: Lansana Conté
Fulfulde: Lansana Konte
한국어: 란사나 콩테
Bahasa Indonesia: Lansana Conté
italiano: Lansana Conté
Lëtzebuergesch: Lansana Conté
Bahasa Melayu: Lansana Conté
Nederlands: Lansana Conté
norsk bokmål: Lansana Conté
norsk nynorsk: Lansana Conté
português: Lansana Conté
Runa Simi: Lansana Conté
ślůnski: Lansana Conté
српски / srpski: Лансана Конте
українська: Лансана Конте
Yorùbá: Lansana Conté