Nkrumah, Kwame

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Nkrumah, Kwame Gender: M
born on 18 September 1909 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Axim, Ghana, 4n52, 2w14
Timezone LMT m2w14 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 24°55' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 07°04 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 25°06'

Kwame Nkrumah


African statesman, the leader of Ghana and its predecessor state, the Gold Coast, from 1951 to 1966. Overseeing the nation's independence from British colonization in 1957, Nkrumah was the first President of Ghana and the first Prime Minister of Ghana. An influential 20th-century advocate of Pan-Africanism, he was a founding member of the Organisation of African Unity and was the winner of the Lenin Peace Prize in 1963. He saw himself as an African Lenin. He died of prostate cancer on 27 April 1972.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him in "Private Secretary (Female)/Gold Coast" by Erica Powell (1984), p. 88: "The only certain thing about my birth is that I was born on a Saturday because, as is Akan custom, I was named Kwame. My mother says that I was born around noon in mid-September and, according to her way of reckoning, in 1912.'" On the same page, Powell relates that he was baptized with a "recorded birth date of 21st of September 1909, and that is the date officially recorded," confirmed by events. As the 21st was a Tuesday, she logically concludes that he was born on the 18th, a Saturday.


  • Vocation : Politics : Heads of state (1st President of Ghana)