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Tsering, Tensin

Born: 1935 AD
Currently alive, at 86 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