Jean-Bédel Bokassa Jr

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Jean-Bédel Bokassa II
Crown Prince of the Central African Empire
Reign 4 December 1976 – 21 September 1979
Head of the House of Bokassa
Reign 3 November 1996 – present
Born (1973-11-02) 2 November 1973 (age 43)
House House of Bokassa
Father Jean-Bédel Bokassa
Mother Catherine Denguiadé
Religion Catholic Church

Jean-Bédel Bokassa, Jr, or Jean-Bédel Bokassa II (born 2 November 1973) is a son of Jean-Bédel Bokassa, head of state of the Central African Republic and its successor state, the Central African Empire, by his sixth wife Catherine Denguiadé, who became Empress on Bokassa's assumption of the throne. Following his father's decision to become "Emperor", Jean-Bédel was named, at the age of 4, as heir apparent with the title of Crown Prince (prince héritier de Centrafrique). He was chosen despite having several older brothers and half-brothers. Bokassa I's eldest son by another wife, Georges, was a cabinet minister but Bokassa considered him weak.[1]

Jean-Bédel was included in Bokassa I's lavish coronation of 4 December 1977, which Pope Paul VI refused to attend.[2]


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  1. ^ Titley, Brian (1997) Dark Age: The Political Odyssey of Emperor Bokassa, McGill-Queen's University Press, ISBN 0-7735-1602-6, pp. 86–87
  2. ^ Titley, pp. 92–97
  3. ^ Moimir

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Jean-Bédel Bokassa Jr
Born: 2 November 1973
Titles in pretence
Preceded by
Bokassa I
Emperor of Central Africa
3 November 1996 – present
Reason for succession failure:
Central African Empire abolished in 1979