Rene Tokpa

1929–2010 (Age 81)
Gagnoa, Fromager, Côte d'Ivoire

The Life of Rene

Rene Tokpa was born in 1929, in Gagnoa, Fromager, Côte d'Ivoire. He died in 2010, in Abidjan, Lagunes, Côte d'Ivoire, at the age of 81.

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Rene Tokpa
henriette Adjo

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World Events (3)


Age 31

France grants independence. Felix Houphouet-Boigny becomes President. He holds power until he dies in 1993.

Age 71

Fighting erupts between Gbagbo's mainly southern Christian supporters and followers of Ouattara, who are mostly Muslims from the north.

Age 73

Short-lived ceasefire gives way to further clashes and battle for key cocoa-industry town of Daloa. Previously unknown rebel groups seize towns in west.

Name Meaning

1 Polish: nickname from a derivative of Polish topić się‘to drown’, probably with reference to someone who drowned his sorrows in liquor.2 Polish: nickname from Polish dialect topa ‘slow woman’.3 Hungarian: nickname from topa ‘limp’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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