Full name: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

Born: 18 July 1918, Mvezo, South Africa

Died: 5 December 2013, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, South Africa

Children: Zindziswa Mandela, Zenani Mandela

Spouse: Graça Machel (m. 1998–2013), Winnie Mandela (m. 1958–1996), Evelyn Mase (m. 1944–1958)

Awards: Nobel Peace Prize, Bharat Ratna

Grandchildren: Ndaba Mandela, Mandla Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a South African anti-apartheid activist who served as the first president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999. He was the country's first black head of state and the first elected in a fully representative democratic election