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1. This man that changed the world grew up in a tiny village andwas the first member of his family to attend school

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2. In 1952, Mandela and Oliver Tambo set up South Africa's first black-run law firm

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3. He started off as a pacifist — then took up arms.

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4. Mandela was a master of disguise and a genius at evading arrest

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5. He was dressed in a chauffeur's outfit when he was finally arrested.

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6. In prison, he was highly skilled at secretly passing notes

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7.He had a chance to get out of prison — and declined, on principle.

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8.When he finally got out, he only strengthened his fight against Apartheid.

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9. He appeared in a Spike Lee film

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10. But he refused to deliver a certain line of Lee's script

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11. He worked as hard to make peace as he did to bring down Apartheid

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12. His policies saved and improved innumerable lives

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13. He used sports to bring the racially divided country together.

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14. He was open about his biggest mistake — and tried till the end to make up for it.

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15. He probably won more awards than anyone in history

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16. There's now a global holiday in his honor.

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17. Nelson Mandela was the president of South Africa from 1994-1999. He was the first black president of South Africa, and the first president to be elected in a fully representative election.

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18. Nelson Mandela's government focused on destroying the Apartheid government in the country, which had focused on racial segregation enforced by the law.

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19. In school, Mandela studied law and became one of South Africa’s first black lawyers.

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20. In the 1950s, he was elected leader of the youth wing of the African National Congress (ANC) liberation movement.

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21. His original name is Rolihlahla Mandela. His teacher Miss Mdingane gave him the English name “Nelson”.

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22. Rolihlahla means “to pull a branch of a tree”, or more colloquially, “troublemaker”.

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23. Nelson Mandela was born under the Zodiac sign Cancer on July 18, 1918.

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24. Nelson Mandela was born in Mveso, Umtata (capital of Transkei) in Cape Province.

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25. Nelson Mandela was born in Mveso, Umtata (capital of Transkei) in Cape Province.

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26. Nelson’s paternal great-grandfather Ngubengcuka ruled as king of the Thembu people.

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27. The father of Nelson had four wives, with whom he fathered 13 children – 4 boys and 9 girls.

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28. His mother, Nosekeni Fanny, is the third wife of his father Gadla Henry Mphakanyiswa.

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29. Rolihlahla Mandela became the first member of his family to attend a school.

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30. Nelson Mandela’s father died of TB or tuberculosis when he was 9 years of age.

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31. When his father died Jongintaba (regent) became his guardian

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32. Nelson Mandela is often known as Madiba, an honorary title adopted by elders of his clan, in his native in South Africa.

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33. He completed his Junior Certificate in two years, instead of the usual three.



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34. He completed his Junior Certificate in two years, instead of the usual three.

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35. He enrolled at the University College of Fort Hare for the Bachelor of Arts Degree where he was elected onto the Student’s Representative Council

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36. Nelson was suspended from college for joining in a protest boycott.

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37. When he was 19, he participated in boxing and marathon in school.

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38. After his suspension, Jongintaba announced to Mandela and Justice (the regent's son and heir to the throne) that he had arranged marriages for both of them.

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39. Mandela was displeased by the arrangement and chose to runaway and stayed in Johannesburg.

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40. Nelson’s first job was as a guard at a mine but quickly terminated by his employee upon learning that he was the Regent’s runaway ward.

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41. His second job was as an articled clerk at Whitkin, Sidelsky and Edelman law firm in Johannesburg.

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42. Nelson finished his B.A. degree via correspondence at the University of South Africa.

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43. Mandela studied for a Bachelor of Laws while in prison from the University of London External Programme.

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44. In 1952 Mandela and Tambo had opened the first black legal firm in South Africa.

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45. Mandela and 150 others were arrested on December 5, 1956 and charged with treason. They were all acquitted in 1961.

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46. During his years of hiding, to evade arrest, Mandela adopted different forms of disguises that earned him the title of the “Black Pimpernel”

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47. During his years of hiding, to evade arrest, Mandela adopted different forms of disguises that earned him the title of the “Black Pimpernel”

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48. Nelson Mandela was arrested and convicted of sabotage and other charges in 1962.

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49. He was imprisoned for 27 years and was released in 1990, 18 years of which were spent in the Robben Island – that eventually came to be so-called “Mandela University”.

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50. In prison, Mandela never compromised his political principles and was always a source of strength for the other prisoners.

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51. Mandela was as a D-group prisoner, the lowest classification, where he was allowed one visitor and one letter (often made unreadable by the prison censors) every six months.

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52.Mandela was offered his freedom in 1985 by President Botha but turned it down and released a statement saying “What freedom am I being offered while the organization of the people remains banned? Only free men can negotiate. A prisoner cannot enter into contracts.”



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53. It was President De Klerk who announced Mandela's release in February 1990. This historic event was broadcast live all over the world

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54. He was the very first South African president to be elected in a fully democratic election.

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55. He was the very first South African president to be elected in a fully democratic election.



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56. Nelson was also the leader of Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK), the armed wing of the African National Congress or ANC.

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57. After assuming the presidency, one of Mandela's trademarks was his use of Batik shirts, known as "Madiba shirts", even on formal occasions.

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58. Nelson Mandela is the oldest elected President of South Africa. He was 75 years old when he was elected.

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59. One of Mandela’s major failure as South Africa’s President, was his government's ineffectiveness in stemming the AIDS crisis.

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60. He opted not to stand for a second term and was succeeded by Thabo Mbeki.

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61. His popular statement against the US; "If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. They don't care.


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62. Quite unbelievable but Mandela is one of the most awarded persons in history receiving more than 250 awards.

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63. Nelson’s most significant award is his 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, an award shared with President F.W. de Klerk.

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64. Nelson Mandela has received honorary degrees from more than 50 international universities worldwide and is chancellor of the University of the North.

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65. Unique awards of Nelson include; he was the first living person to be made an honorary Canadian citizen in 2001, the last ever Lenin Peace Prize from the Soviet Union, the Atatürk Peace Award by Turkey and others.

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66. The 1985 Oscar for the song “I Just Called to Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder was dedicated to Nelson Mandela.

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67. The 2006 music video “If Everyone Cared” by Nickelback is a summary of nelson Mandela’s life story.

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68. Long Walk to Freedom is Nelson Mandela’s autobiography which was published in 1994.

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69. The film Mandela and De Klerk told the story of Mandela’s release from prison. Mandela was played by Sidney Poitier.

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70. Goodbye Bafana, a feature film that was release in 2007, focuses on Mandela’s life. The film starred Dennis Haysbert as Mandela and chronicled Mandela’s relationship with prison guard James Gregory.

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71. The Cosby Show Cliff and Claire Huxtable’s grandchildren were named Nelson and Winnie in honor of Mandela and his ex-wife Winnie.

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72. Invictus, a film directed by Clint Eastwood, and featured Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela and Matt Damon as Pienaar.

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73. Sandton Square in Johannesburg was renamed Nelson Mandela Square in 2004. A 6-meter statue of Nelson Mandela was installed on the square in honor of Mandela.

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74. A South African species of trapdoor spider was named Stasimopus mandelai in honor of Mandela in 2004.

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75. A statue of Nelson Mandela was unveiled at Parliament Square in London in August 2007.

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76. Nelson Mandela has been married three times, has fathered six children, has twenty grandchildren, and a growing number of great-grandchildren.

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77. His first marriage was to Evelyn Ntoko Mase but the couple broke up in 1957 after 13 years.

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78. Mandela’s second marriage was to Winnie Madikizela, first black social worker of Johannesburg. They had two daughters. The union ended in a divorce in 1996.

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79. Mandela’s third marriage was to Graca Machel in 1998. He was 80 year-old when she married Graca.

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80. Nelson Mandela was diagnosed and treated for prostate cancer in 2001.

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81. Handel’s or Tchaikovsky’s music is Nelson Mandela’s favorites.

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82. Since the 1940s, no matter how late he has worked the previous evening he’s up by 4:30 AM and by 5:00 AM he has begun his exercise routine that lasts at least an hour.

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83. His regular breakfast at 6.30 AM, consist of plain porridge, with fresh fruit and fresh milk, when the day’s newspapers are read.

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84.Nelson Mandela works 12 hours a day and hated tardiness so much.

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85. His favorite foods are the traditionally prepared meat of a freshly slaughtered sheep and the delicacy Amarhewu, a fermented corn-meal.

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86. Nelson has outlive his two oldest sons, Thembi died of car crash at age 25 while he was in prison and Mandela was not allowed to attend the funeral.

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87. Makgatho, his second son, died of AIDS at age 54 in 2005.

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88. Mandela’s grandson Prince Cedza Dlamini (born 1976), educated in the United States, has followed his footsteps as an international advocate for human rights and humanitarian aid.

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89. Nelson Mandela retired from Public life in June 1999. He currently resides in his birth place in Transkei.

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90. Nelson Mandela retired from Public life in June 1999. He currently resides in his birth place in Transkei.

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91. During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Nelson Mandela made a rare public appearance during the closing ceremony and was warmly applauded.

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92. Mandela's prison number was 46664. The number stems from the fact that he was the 466th prisoner of 1964. He has since embraced the number, making it the name of his HIV/AIDS awareness campaign and the name of a series of charity concerts benefiting said charity.

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93. Mandela and his cousin Justice ran away from home in 1941 to avoid arranged marriages.

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94. Mandela's inauguration as President of South Africa in 1994 was historic for at least four reasons (and probably many more). First of all, he was the first democratically-elected president of South Africa ever. He was also the first black president to be elected in South Africa, and the oldest president to be elected. Finally, his inauguration united the largest number of Heads of State since JFK's funeral in 1963.

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95. South Africans commonly call Mandela "mkhulu" (grandfather), or Madiba, the Mandela family name for a respected elder.

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96.One of Mandela's most famous quotes isn't really his quote. You may have heard it—it's often cited as a quote from his 1994 inaugural speech:"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure ... As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." This is actually a quote by author and spiritual activist Marianne Williamson in her book A Return to Love. Not only did Mandela not coin the quote himself, he probably never even said it. "As far as I know, he has never used the quote in any of his speeches," said Razia Saleh, an archivist at the Nelson Mandela Foundation, "and we have catalogued about 1000 thus far."

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97. He received more than 695 awards, including the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize.

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98. Mandela was a guy people like to honor (as if the 695 awards didn't prove it). More than 25 schools, universities and educational institutions have been named after Nelson Mandela. At least 19 scholarships and foundations bear his name. He was awarded in the vicinity of 115 honorary degrees and more than 95 sculptures, statues, or pieces of art have been made of him or dedicated to him.

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99. Mandela was a guy people like to honor (as if the 695 awards didn't prove it). More than 25 schools, universities and educational institutions have been named after Nelson Mandela. At least 19 scholarships and foundations bear his name. He was awarded in the vicinity of 115 honorary degrees and more than 95 sculptures, statues, or pieces of art have been made of him or dedicated to him.

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100. He studied law at the University of Witwatersrand.

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