Nelson Mandela

1918 - 2013

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (; Xhosa: [xolíɬaɬa mandɛ̂ːla]; 18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013) was a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, political leader and philanthropist who served as 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 tackling institutionalised racism and fostering racial reconciliation. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nelson Mandela has received more than 21,665,330 page views. His biography is available in 207 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 2nd most popular social activist.

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  • 207

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 13.10

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 5.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among social activists, Nelson Mandela ranks 2 out of 426Before him are Che Guevara. After him are Mahatma Gandhi, Malcolm X, Rosa Luxemburg, Jan Hus, Mother Teresa, Henry Dunant, Martin Luther King Jr., Helen Keller, Guy Fawkes, and Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi.

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

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Nelson Mandela ranks 1 out of 220After him are J. R. R. Tolkien (1892), J. M. Coetzee (1940), Shaka (1787), Nadine Gordimer (1923), Sarah Baartman (1788), F. W. de Klerk (1936), Christiaan Barnard (1922), Desmond Tutu (1931), Miriam Makeba (1932), Elon Musk (1971), and Paul Kruger (1825).

Among SOCIAL ACTIVISTS In South Africa

Among social activists born in South Africa, Nelson Mandela ranks 1After him are Steve Biko (1946) and Eugène Terre'Blanche (1941).

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