Patrice Lumumba Death Cause and Date

Patrice Lumumba's Death

Born (Birthday) July 2, 1925

Death Date January 17, 1961

Age of Death 35 years

Cause of Death Assassination

Profession World Leader

The world leader Patrice Lumumba died at the age of 35. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

After founding the Mouvement National Congolais political party, this fighter for Congolese independence from Belgian rule became the Republic of the Congo’s first Prime Minister to be elected through a democratic process. He was killed months later, after a military coup seized power.

His marriage to Pauline Opangu Lumumba resulted in five children, including a son, Guy-Patrice Lumumba, who pursued a political career.