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Tsering, Tensin

Born: 1935 AD
Currently alive, at 81 years of age.
Nationality: N/A
Categories: Monks

Tibetan Buddhist religious leader

 

enthroned at Lhasa as 14th leader of Dge-lugs-pa Buddhist order 1940

 

assumed titular sovereignty over Tibet with termination of regency 1950

 

delegate to China's National People's Congress 1954-1959

 

fled to India 1959 upon China's suppression of Tibetan national uprising

 

foremost advocate of peaceful opposition to China's occupation of Tibet

 

Nobel Prize in Peace 1989

 

wrote memoir "Freedom in Exile" 1990