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Nelson Mandela (1918–2013)


Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (July 18, 1918 - December 5, 2013) was the former leader of the African National Congress (ANC). He was known for his lifelong struggle against apartheid (enforced racial separation), which was instituted in South Africa in 1948. The ANC was soon declared a terrorist organization and banned by the South African government.... See full bio »

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Sing Your Song
Sing Your Song Himself
(2011)
Live 8
Live 8 Himself
(2005)
Mandela
Mandela Himself
(1996)

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Soweto Teacher
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5 Biographical Movies | 3 Print Biographies | 6 Portrayals | 9 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 7 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

President Nelson Mandela

Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)
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Personal Quote:

No country can really develop unless its citizens are educated. See more »

Trivia:

His nickname, Madiba, is a sign of respect within his extended family and within his Xhosa community, or tribe, and which was adopted by the nation as the ultimate expression of respect and love. He also had another, lesser used, nickname, Tata, meaning Father, as he is considered the the father of the modern nation of South Africa. See more »

Trademark:

Often wore colourful batik shirts.

Nickname:

Madiba

Star Sign:

Cancer

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