Wangari Maathai



Age: 71


Summary: environmentalist and political activist who became the first African woman recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for combining environmentalism and social activism as founder of the Green Belt Movement, which mobilize poor women to plant 30 million trees for over 30 years.



Cause of Death: Cancer


Born: April 1, 1940


Died: September 25, 2011


Location: Nairobi, Kenya