1921 in the Belgian Congo

The following lists events that happened during 1921 in the Belgian Congo.

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the Belgian Congo




Date Event
The Shinkolobwe radium and uranium mine starts production.[1]
Charles Duchesne is appointed deputy governor-general of the province of Équateur.[2]
30 January Maurice Lippens replaces Eugène Henry as governor-general
April Simon Kimbangu launches the Kimbanguism religious movement, and is imprisoned for life by the authorities.[3]
13 September Cyrille Adoula, future prime minister of the Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville), is born in Léopoldville.
15 September Joseph Iléo, future prime minister of the Republic of the Congo (Léopoldville), is born
October Martin Rutten (1876–1944) is appointed governor and deputy governor-general of Katanga Province.[2]

See alsoEdit



  • "Congo (Kinshasa) Provinces", Rulers.org, retrieved 5 August 2020
  • Nzongola-Ntalaja, Georges (2002), The Congo from Leopold to Kabila : a people's history, London: Zed Books, pp. 48–49, ISBN 1-84277-052-7, OCLC 46822313
  • "Uranium ore, copper pacing Congo's output. American capital to have part soon in Katanga projects". The News-Herald. Franklin, Pennsylvania. 18 May 1950. Retrieved 16 January 2015.