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Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla (orig. Rolihlahla Dalibhunga Mandela)

Born: 1918 AD
Currently alive, at 96 years of age.

Nationality: South African
Categories: Civil Rights Leader, Presidents, Social Reformer

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South African black civil rights leader, anti-apartheid dissident, and politician

 

imprisoned 1962-1990 for anti-apartheid activism

 

president of African National Congress 1990-1997 (ANC)

 

president of South Africa 1994-1999 (1st black president, 1st generally elected president)

 

Nobel Prize in Peace 1993


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Page last updated: 1:43pm, 25th Jul '06

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