Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, also known as Madiba, was born 18 Jul 1918 in South Africa
Educated at University College of Fort Hare and the University of
Witwatersrand and qualified in law in 1942.
Imprisoned for fighting for equal rights for all sons and daughters of South Africa from 1962 to 1990
Nobel Prize for Peace in 1993, he shared this prize with FW De Klerk
President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999
Sources: Nobel Prize Institute and Wikipedia.