Nelson Mandela

 

 

 

Age: 95

 

Summary: former president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999 who became a Nobel Prize winner in 1993 when he led the emancipation of South Africa from white minority rule and served as his country's first black president becoming an international emblem of dignity and forbearance, but who had first gained international attention after being imprisoned for 27 years for antiapartheid activities.

 

 

Cause of Death: Lung infection

 

Born: July 18, 1918

 

Died: December 5, 2013

 

Location: Pretoria, South Africa