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Mother Teresa

1910 - 1997

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Mary Teresa Bojaxhiu, MC (pronounced [bɔjaˈdʒiu]; 26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997), better known as Mother Teresa, was an Albanian-Indian Catholic nun and the founder of the Missionaries of Charity. She was born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in Skopje, part of the Ottoman Empire at the time. At the age of 18, she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived most of her life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Mother Teresa has received more than 25,932,910 page views. Her biography is available in 135 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 134 in 2019). Mother Teresa is the 7th most popular social activist, the 2nd most popular biography from North Macedonia and the most popular Macedonian Social Activist.

Mother Teresa is most famous for founding the Missionaries of Charity, a religious congregation of Roman Catholic sisters who work with the poor, sick, orphaned, and dying. The congregation was founded in Calcutta, India in 1950.

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  • 135

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Among social activists, Mother Teresa ranks 7 out of 538Before her are Che Guevara, Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, Malcolm X, Jan Hus, and Rosa Luxemburg. After her are Henry Dunant, Eleanor Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, and Jean-Paul Marat.

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Among people born in 1910, Mother Teresa ranks 1After her are Akira Kurosawa, Jacques Cousteau, Robert K. Merton, Giuseppe Meazza, Irena Sendler, Ingrid of Sweden, Gloria Stuart, Konrad Zuse, Jean Genet, Paulette Goddard, and Django Reinhardt. Among people deceased in 1997, Mother Teresa ranks 1After her are Deng Xiaoping, James Stewart, Jacques Cousteau, Diana, Princess of Wales, Viktor Frankl, Jeanne Calment, Gianni Versace, Toshiro Mifune, Mobutu Sese Seko, Victor Vasarely, and Anton LaVey.

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In North Macedonia

Among people born in North Macedonia, Mother Teresa ranks 2 out of 136Before her are Justinian I (482). After her are Baba Vanga (1911), Justin I (450), Theodahad (480), Kiro Gligorov (1917), Nexhmije Hoxha (1921), Esma Redžepova (1943), Ljubiša Samardžić (1936), Lazar Koliševski (1914), Stevo Pendarovski (1963), and Dragoslav Šekularac (1937).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In North Macedonia

Among social activists born in North Macedonia, Mother Teresa ranks 1