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 3,281,384 page views. Her biography is available in 47 different languages on Wikipedia. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela is the 3,007th most popular politician, the 20th most popular biography from South Africa 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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Among politicians, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ranks 3,007 out of 15,710Before her are Berenice III of Egypt, Felipe González, Pekah, Adélaïde of France, Joko Widodo, and Francis, Count of Vendôme. After her are Nectanebo II, Omri, Carin Göring, William Pitt the Younger, Hystaspes, and Cleopatra Eurydice of Macedon.

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Among people born in 1936, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ranks 54Before her are Émile Lahoud, Gerhard Ertl, Anna German, Henry Lee Lucas, Engelbert Humperdinck, and Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz. After her are Günter Blobel, Jean M. Auel, Bill Wyman, Bruce Dern, Assia Djebar, and Duncan Edwards. Among people deceased in 2018, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ranks 42Before her are Richard E. Taylor, Gudrun Burwitz, Bernard Lewis, V. S. Naipaul, Jens Christian Skou, and Charles K. Kao. After her are Scott Wilson, Claude Lanzmann, Jamal Khashoggi, Whitey Bulger, Günter Blobel, and Burton Richter.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ranks 20 out of 312Before her are Paul Kruger (1825), Thabo Mbeki (1942), Jacob Zuma (1942), P. W. Botha (1916), Max Theiler (1899), and Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1942). After her are Jan Smuts (1870), Sydney Brenner (1927), Steve Biko (1946), Jody Scheckter (1950), Allan MacLeod Cormack (1924), and Cyril Ramaphosa (1952).

Among POLITICIANS In South Africa

Among politicians born in South Africa, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela ranks 8Before her are F. W. de Klerk (1936), Paul Kruger (1825), Thabo Mbeki (1942), Jacob Zuma (1942), P. W. Botha (1916), and Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark (1942). After her are Jan Smuts (1870), Cyril Ramaphosa (1952), D. F. Malan (1874), Abba Eban (1915), Cetshwayo kaMpande (1826), and Kgalema Motlanthe (1949).