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Maurice Bishop

Prime Minister of Grenada

Died when: 39 years 143 days
Star Sign: Gemini

 

Maurice Bishop Maurice Rupert Bishop (29 May 1944 – 19 October 1983) was a Grenadian revolutionary and the leader of New Jewel Movement – a Marxist-Leninist party which sought to prioritise socio-economic development, education, and black liberation – that came to power during the 13 March 1979 Coup that removed Eric Gairy from office. Bishop headed the People's Revolutionary Government of Grenada from 1979 to 1983, when he was dismissed from his post and shot during the coup by Bernard Coard, leading to upheaval.
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