SOCIAL ACTIVIST

Nelson Mandela

1918 - 2013

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Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela ( man-DEH-lə; Xhosa: [xolíɬaɬa mandɛ̂ːla]; born Rolihlahla Mandela; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid activist, politician, and statesman who served as the first president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election. His government focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid by fostering racial reconciliation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nelson Mandela has received more than 36,923,823 page views. His biography is available in 220 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 212 in 2019). Nelson Mandela is the 2nd most popular social activist (up from 3rd in 2019), the most popular biography from South Africa and the most popular South African Social Activist.

Nelson Mandela is most famous for his role in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. He spent 27 years in prison for his activism and was released in 1990.

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Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS

Among social activists, Nelson Mandela ranks 2 out of 840Before him are Che Guevara. After him are Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jan Hus, Rosa Luxemburg, Henry Dunant, Mother Teresa, Helen Keller, Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi, and Martin Luther King Jr..

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1918, Nelson Mandela ranks 1After him are Ingmar Bergman, Nicolae Ceaușescu, Gamal Abdel Nasser, Anwar Sadat, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Richard Feynman, Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Waldheim, Louis Althusser, Robert Wadlow, and Rita Hayworth. Among people deceased in 2013, Nelson Mandela ranks 1After him are Margaret Thatcher, Mikhail Kalashnikov, Hugo Chávez, Peter O'Toole, Fawzia Fuad of Egypt, Võ Nguyên Giáp, Jorge Rafael Videla, Doris Lessing, Heinrich Rohrer, Djalma Santos, and Giulio Andreotti.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Nelson Mandela ranks 1 out of 454After him are J. R. R. Tolkien (1892), Elon Musk (1971), Miriam Makeba (1932), Sarah Baartman (1788), J. M. Coetzee (1940), F. W. de Klerk (1936), Nadine Gordimer (1923), Shaka (1787), Desmond Tutu (1931), Christiaan Barnard (1922), and Cyril Ramaphosa (1952).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In South Africa

Among social activists born in South Africa, Nelson Mandela ranks 1After him are Steve Biko (1946), Frances Ames (1920), Evelyn Mase (1922), Ted Grant (1913), Denis Goldberg (1933), Devdas Gandhi (1900), Ramdas Gandhi (1897), Albertina Sisulu (1918), Bram Fischer (1908), Beyers Naudé (1915), and Lillian Ngoyi (1911).