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Abane Ramdane

Algerian politician

Died when: 37 years 200 days (450 months)
Star Sign: Gemini


Abane Ramdane

Abane Ramdane (June 10, 1920 – December 26, 1957) was an Algerian political activist and revolutionary.He played a key role in the organization of the independence struggle during the Algerian war.

His influence was so great that he was known as "the architect of the revolution".He was also the architect of the Soummam conference Bejaia in 1956 and was very close to Frantz Fanon.

In the spring of 1957, rifts developed between Ramdane and other major figureheads in the National Liberation Front (FLN).At the time, there was an internal struggle between the military and civil factions in the FLN, and Ramdane was accused of creating a "cult of personality".

On December 24, 1957, Ramdane was instructed to travel to Tétouan, Morocco with Krim Belkacem and to meet with King Mohammed V.

They arrived on December 26.Once in the country, Abdelhafid Boussouf picked them up in a car.While the exact nature of Ramadane's death is unknown, with contesting stories told by those involved, Ramadane was killed.

He was "super-political" and his murder was disturbing to many FLN members including President Boumédiène who, according to the 1977 book by Alistair Horne, A Savage War of Peace: Algeria 1954-1962, kept the assassins out of his future Algerian government.

A few years after independence, he was reburied in his native village of in Tizi Ouzou Province.

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