Winnie Madikizela-Mandela

1936 - 2018

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Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (born Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela; 26 September 1936 – 2 April 2018), also known as Winnie Mandela, was a South African anti-apartheid activist and politician, and the second wife of Nelson Mandela. She served as a Member of Parliament from 1994 to 2003, and from 2009 until her death, and was a deputy minister of arts and culture from 1994 to 1996. A member of the African National Congress (ANC) political party, she served on the ANC's National Executive Committee and headed its Women's League. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has received more than 4,188,907 page views. Her biography is available in 54 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is the 4,079th most popular politician (up from 4,475th in 2019), the 26th most popular biography from South Africa (up from 27th in 2019) and the 8th most popular South African Politician.

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is most famous for her activism in the anti-apartheid movement and her marriage to Nelson Mandela.

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Over the past year Winnie Madikizela-Mandela has had the most page views in the with 437,259 views, followed by French (37,377), and Portuguese (19,336). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Mazandarani (177.96%), Persian (167.68%), and Pashto (74.46%)


Among politicians, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ranks 4,079 out of 19,576Before her are Emperor Wu of Liang, Ferdinand Čatloš, Federico II Gonzaga, Duke of Mantua, Artabanus IV of Parthia, Eleanor de' Medici, and Parysatis. After her are Amakusa Shirō, Gitanas Nausėda, Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Gotha, Liu Biao, Justa Grata Honoria, and Zoran Milanović.

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Among people born in 1936, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ranks 62Before her are Boniface Alexandre, Bekim Fehmiu, Dražan Jerković, Valerie Solanas, Carla Bley, and J. Michael Bishop. After her are Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, Kris Kristofferson, Alan J. Heeger, François Pinault, Gianni Vattimo, and Don Cherry. Among people deceased in 2018, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ranks 59Before her are Ruud Lubbers, Wim Kok, Jean-Louis Tauran, Osamu Shimomura, Gérard Genette, and Dorothy Malone. After her are Joël Robuchon, Scott Wilson, Aaron Klug, Alan Bean, Claude Lanzmann, and Sondra Locke.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ranks 26 out of 454Before her are Jody Scheckter (1950), Allan MacLeod Cormack (1924), Sydney Brenner (1927), Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (1761), Steve Biko (1946), and Glynis Johns (1923). After her are D. F. Malan (1874), Basil Rathbone (1892), Seymour Papert (1928), Jan Smuts (1870), Abba Eban (1915), and Kgalema Motlanthe (1949).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ranks 8Before her are Shaka (1787), Cyril Ramaphosa (1952), Jacob Zuma (1942), Thabo Mbeki (1942), Paul Kruger (1825), and P. W. Botha (1916). After her are D. F. Malan (1874), Jan Smuts (1870), Abba Eban (1915), Kgalema Motlanthe (1949), Cetshwayo kaMpande (1826), and Andries Pretorius (1798).