Date of Birth: 05/31/1945
Place of birth: Gagnoa
Nationality: Cote d`Ivoire
Laurent Gbagbo Kudu born 31 May 1945 in Gagnoa (department Mom) into a poor family. Family life was not easy, and low wealth. In 1948 the parents separated and the mother of Laurent on raising children alone. In 1958, Laurent entered the small Catholic seminary in Gagnoa. In 1965 he graduated from high school in Abidjan and received a BA in philosophy. In 1969, the University of Abidjan issue a license to the historian.
In 1970, Laurent Gbagbo marry Simone Euwe, istoy Catholic, Christianity becomes a significant component of its ideological baggage.
In 1970, the future president is already working as a teacher of history and geography in a classic lyceum Abidjan. During this period he was actively involved in the movement profsoyunom and joins the ranks of the illegal opposition. Illegal activities and content of the lectures, which he had already read in Abidjan University, lead to the fact that Laurent Gbagbo is in a military prison, in camps Segvely and Bouake. Conclusion lasted from March 1971 poyanvar 1973.
After the conclusion of Gbagbo since 1974 worked as a researcher at the University of Abidjan. In 1979 he defended his doctoral thesis in one of the branches of the University of Paris. Thesis - Socioeconomic spring Ivorian politics: 1940-1960.
In 1980, Gbagbo became director of the Institute of History, Art and Architecture of Abidjan, is actively involved in the strike movement of the trade union of workers of science and higher education (SYNARES).
In 1982, a group of teachers Gbagbo organizing illegal cell, which became later the embryo of the party "Ivorian Popular Front." Considered by the authorities as the main responsible for the organization "Conspiracy of teachers` Gbagbo to leave the country and go to France. Transition to a multiparty system in this period becomes a major political idea Gbagbo. In 1983 he published the publishing house Armacao (l`Harmattan) work entitled "Ivory Coast for a democratic alternative." This was followed by the collective work of the Ivorian Popular Front and its program management "management proposals." In France, Gbagbo received political refugee status and enter into friendship with Guy Laberti, then national secretary for international relations Obedin