Ntare V of Burundi
Ntare V of Burundi (b. Charles Ndizeye, 2 December 1947 — 29 April 1972) was the king of Burundi from June to November 1966. Until his accession, he was known as Crown Prince Charles Ndizeye. He deposed his father, Mwambutsa IV (d. Switzerland, 1977) in 1966. King Ntare himself was deposed in a military coup led by Michel Micombero in 1966; the King went into exile in West Germany.
He once made a short visit to Denmark because of his great interest in the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard.
Ntare V returned to Burundi in April 1972. Soon afterwards the Hutus began an uprising against the government. On April 29, reportedly at the behest of President Micombero, Ntare was executed at the Ibwami royal palace in Gitega, though little information is available on the exact circumstances. The Hutu uprising was quelled by Micombero's forces. About 150,000 people, mostly Hutus, died in the ensuing inter-tribal fighting.
Ntare V was educated at Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland. His mother was Queen Baramparaye (1929—2007); he had one brother (Prince Louis Rwagasore, assassinated 1961 whilst Prime Minister, and two sisters; Princess Rose Paula Iribagiza (b. 1934) and Princess Regina Kanyange (d. 1987).
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