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Messali al-Hajj

(d. 1974)


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(d. 1974)

First Algerian nationalist leader to call for Algeria's independence from France. Joined the French army, moved to France (1923), and married a French woman. Returned to Algeria and founded the Party of the Algerian People (PPA) in 1937. After independence, he wrote his memoirs in France. Buried in Tlemcen.

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