Benin

23 Feb 1863 French colonisation begins at Porto Novo

22 Jun 1894 - 13 Oct 1946 Dahomey a French colony

13 Oct 1946 - 04 Dec 1958 French overseas territory

04 Dec 1958 - 31 Jul 1960 Autonomy

01 Aug 1960 Independence, Republic of Dahomey

30 Nov 1975 - 28 Feb 1990 People's Republic of Benin[1]

01 Mar 1990 - Republic of Benin

Dahomey

 

Kings

1600-1620 Gangnihessou

1620-1645 Dakodonou

1645-1685 Houegbadja

1685-1708 Akaba

1708-1732 Agadja

1732-1774 Tegbessou

1774-1789 Kpengla

1789-1797 Agonglo

1797-1817 Adandozan

1817-1856 Ghezo

1856-1889 Glele

30 Dec 1889 - 15 Jan 1894 Gbehanzin ............................ 1844-1906

15 Jan 1894 - 1900 Agbo Agoli

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Republic of Dahomey

Presidents

01 Aug 1960 - 27 Oct 1963 Hubert Maga .......................... 1916-2000

(1st Time)

27 Oct 1963 - 25 Jan 1964 Christophe Soglo ..................... 1909-1983

(1st Time)

25 Jan 1964 - 27 Nov 1965 Sourou Migan Apithy .................. 1913-1989

27 Nov - 22 Dec 1965 Tahirou Congacou ..................... 1913-1994

(acting)

22 Dec 1965 - 19 Dec 1967 Christophe Soglo (2nd Time)

19 Dec - 20 Dec 1967 Jean-Baptiste Hachème ................ 1929-1998

20 Dec - 21 Dec 1967 Iropa Maurice Kouandété .............. 1932-2003

(1st Time)

21 Dec 1967 - 17 Jul 1968 Alphonse Amadou Alley ................ 1930-1987

17 Jul 1968 - 10 Dec 1969 Emile Derlin Henri Zinsou ............ 1918-2016

10 Dec - 13 Dec 1969 Iropa Maurice Kouandété (2nd Time)

13 Dec 1969 - 07 May 1970 Paul Emile de Souze .................. 1930-1999

07 May 1970 - 07 May 1972 Hubert Maga (2nd Time)

07 May - 26 Oct 1972 Justin Ahomadegbé .................... 1917-2002

(Chairman of the presidential council)

04 Apr 1991 - 04 Apr 1996 Nicéphore Dieudonné Soglo ............ 1934-

04 Apr 1996 - 06 Apr 2006 Mathieu Kérékou ...................... 1933-2015

06 Apr 2006 - 06 Apr 2016 Thomas Yayi Boni ..................... 1952-

06 Apr 2016 - Patrice Talon ........................ 1958-

 

Prime Ministers

26 Jul 1958 - 22 May 1959 Sourou Migan Apithy .................. s.a

22 May 1959 - 31 Dec 1960 Hubert Maga .......................... s.a

25 Jan 1964 - 29 Nov 1965 Justin Ahomadegdé Tomêtin ............ s.a

21 Dec 1967 - 17 Jul 1968 Iropa Maurice Kouandété .............. s.a

17 Jul 1968 - 12 Mar 1990 Post Abolished

12 Mar 1990 - 04 Apr 1991 Nicéphore Dieudonné Soglo

09 Apr 1996 - 14 May 1998 Adrien Houngbédji .................... 1942-

14 May 1998 - 28 May 2011 Post Abolished

28 May 2011 - 11 Aug 2013 Pascal Irénée Koupaki ................ 1951-

11 Aug 2013 - 18 Jun 2015 Post Abolished

18 Jun 2015 - Lionel Zinsou ........................ 1954-

 

 

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People's Republic of Benin

Secretary of the Popular Revolutionary Communist Party of Benin

30 Nov 1972 - 28 Feb 1990 Mathieu Kérékou[2] ................... 1933-2015

President

26 Oct 1972 - 04 Apr 1991 Mathieu Kérékou ...................... s.a

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[1] Marxist-Leninism dropped as state ideology on 03.12.1989

[2] Kérékou briefly changed name to Ahmed 1980-1982.

 

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