How old is Nelson Mandela?
Nelson Mandela was born on 18 July 1918. Nelson Mandela died on 5 December 2013 at the age of 95 years.
What was the exact age of Nelson Mandela?
Nelson Mandela's exact age was 95 years 4 months 17 days old. Nelson Mandela lived for total 34,839 days.
What would be the age of Nelson Mandela if alive?
Nelson Mandela's exact age would be 103 years 3 months 5 days old if alive. Total 37,718 days.
What is the zodiac sign of Nelson Mandela?
Zodiac sign of Nelson Mandela is Cancer.
Nelson Mandela was the leader of the South African nation, one of the most prominent fighters for Black people's rights and one of the most successful national leaders in the whole world's history. He came to this world in 1918 in a small town of Mvezo in one of the neighborhoods of Cape Town and grew up in Thembu culture surrounding. Nelson graduated 2 universities and started practicing as a lawyer in Johanesburg in the late 1940s. During those years he started getting involved in various social and patriotic movements which were focused on the issues of racial segregation and independence of the country. During the 1950s he was elected head of a few Black people movements, but despite great public support, he was arrested a few time for taking part in a number of protests and disobedience activities. In total, he spent over two dozen years in prison, until he was finally released in the 1990s.
His reputation and public support were really very high, and in 1994 he was elected President of South Africa, becoming the first black man to take that position. Apart of spending a lot of efforts to fix the segregation problem, Mandela's government managed to fix a number of economic problems and strengthen the country's economy, improving the life quality of South African people. He left his Presidential cabinet in 1999 and began dealing with the organizations related to such important social problems as HIV and poverty. Despite all the controversies surrounding his personality, Nelson Mandela became one of the important national leaders like Mahatma Gandhi or Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, who had enormous influence on the national development of the whole country.