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Mandela, Nelson Rolihlahla

Born: 1918 AD
Currently alive, at 97 years of age.

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