J. B. Danquah, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


J. B. Danquah

Ghanian politician

Date of Birth: 21-Dec-1895

Place of Birth: Gold Coast, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 04-Feb-1965

Profession: lawyer, politician, historian

Nationality: Ghana

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About J. B. Danquah

  • Joseph Kwame Kyeretwie Boakye Danquah (18 December 1895 – 4 February 1965) was a Ghanaian statesman, pan-Africanist, scholar, lawyer, historian and one of the founding fathers of Ghana.
  • He played a significant role in pre- and post-colonial Ghana, which was formerly the Gold Coast, and is credited with giving Ghana its name.
  • During his political career, Danquah was one of the primary opposition leaders to Ghanaian president and independence leader Kwame Nkrumah.
  • Danquah was described as the "doyen of Gold Coast politics" by the Watson Commission of Inquiry into the 1948 Accra riots.

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