Mandela´s biography

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Mandela´s biography

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician and philanthropist who was the President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the first black South African to hold the office, and the first elected in a fully representative, multiracial election.

Politic life

Mandela was born on 18 July 1918 in Umtata, South Africa. His great-grandfather was ruler of theThembu people in South Africa's Eastern Cape province. Mandela’s father gave him the name Rolihlahla, which means “troublemaker” . His father Henry, married four times and had thirteen children. Mandela`s mother was Henry’s third wife.

Nelson Mandela was a civil rights leader in South Africa. He fought against apartheid, a system where non-white citizens were segregated from whites and did not have equal rights.He wanted the congress and the protesters to follow Mohandas Gandhi's non-violence approach. He was classified as a terrorist by the South African government and sent to prison. Mandela spend the next 27 years in prison. Then he became the first black president, of South Africa.

His dead

He died on 5th December 2013 after suffering a respiratory infection. He was 95 years old and when he died

Personal life

He married three times and he had six children. One of his daughters died when he was a baby and one of his sons died in an accident. He married for the third time in 1998

Nelson Mandela´s biography

Early life


Fun facts about Mandela

-Awarded Nobel Peace Prize 1993-July 18th is Nelson Mandela day-Invictus was a 2009 movie about Nelson Mandela-He had six children and twenty grandchildren.


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