Émile Pinet-Laprade

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Émile Pinet-Laprade (1822-1869) was a governor of Senegal.

Biography[edit]

Succeeding Bernard Jauréguiberry, Pinet-Laprade was governor of Senegal from May 13, 1863 until July 14, 1863. Louis Faidherbe then took over until May 1, 1865, when Pinet-Laprade assumed the position again until July 14, 1863. Ferdinand Charles Alexandre Tredos then succeeded him. Pinet-Laprade was born on July 13, 1822 in Mirepoix, Ariège and died on August 17, 1869 in Saint-Louis, Senegal. He was buried in Mirepoix on August 11, 1872.

Posterity[edit]

A major boulevard in Dakar bears his name. He had no children.

Bibliography[edit]

  • (French) Louis Capperon (May 1865 – August 1869). Pinet-Laprade gouverneur du Sénégal et dépendances. 
  • (French) Pierre Gentil (1978). Les Troupes du Sénégal, 1816-1890. Paris: Université de Paris. p. 545. 
  • (French) Cl. Thiellement (1968). Le Sénégal sous le gouvernement de Pinet-Laprade 1865-1869. Paris: Université de Paris.