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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 3,737,225 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 47 in 2019). Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is the 4,532nd most popular politician (down from 3,003rd in 2019), the 27th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 20th in 2019) and the 10th 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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Among politicians, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ranks 4,532 out of 15,577Before her are Alar Karis, Princess Hélène of Orléans, Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz, Isabel Neville, Duchess of Clarence, Joscelin I, Count of Edessa, and Josip Juraj Strossmayer. After her are Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua, Giovanni Leone, Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier, Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark, Hara Takashi, and Sahle-Work Zewde.

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Among people born in 1936, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ranks 76Before her are Petar Mladenov, Iolanda Balaș, François Pinault, Samuel C. C. Ting, Bekim Fehmiu, and Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz. After her are J. Michael Bishop, Moussa Traoré, Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Leonid Kuravlyov, Valerie Solanas, and Ljubiša Samardžić. Among people deceased in 2018, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ranks 61Before her are Shoko Asahara, Sondra Locke, Wim Kok, Osamu Shimomura, Gene Sharp, and Jalaluddin Haqqani. After her are Steve Ditko, Dorothy Malone, Anthony Bourdain, Girma Wolde-Giorgis, Ruud Lubbers, and Thorvald Stoltenberg.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ranks 27 out of 374Before her are Jody Scheckter (1950), Christiaan Hendrik Persoon (1761), Sydney Brenner (1927), Michael Levitt (1947), Steve Biko (1946), and Jan Smuts (1870). After her are Seymour Papert (1928), D. F. Malan (1874), Peter Abrahams (1919), Abba Eban (1915), Basil Rathbone (1892), and Kgalema Motlanthe (1949).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ranks 10Before her are Thabo Mbeki (1942), Paul Kruger (1825), Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1942), P. W. Botha (1916), Cyril Ramaphosa (1952), and Jan Smuts (1870). After her are D. F. Malan (1874), Abba Eban (1915), Kgalema Motlanthe (1949), Cetshwayo kaMpande (1826), Andries Pretorius (1798), and Louis Botha (1862).