Nelson Mandela had six children, which includes two sons and four daughters. Mandela's children include sons Madiba Thembekile and Makgatho, two daughters both named Makaziwe, and two daughters named Zenani and Zindziswa.Know More
Nelson Mandela married Evelyn Ntoko Mase in 1944. Son Madiba Thembekile was born in 1945. Daughter Makaziwe was born in 1947 but died of meningitis at 9 months old. Son Makgatho was born in 1950, and second daughter Makaziwe was born in 1954 and named after her deceased sister.
After divorcing Evelyn in 1957, Mandela married Winnie Madikizela in 1958. The couple had daughters Zenani and Zindziswa in 1959 and 1960, respectively, and divorced in 1996.
Madiba Thembekile Mandela died in a 1969 car crash, and Makgatho Mandela died of AIDS in 2005. Nelson Mandela married his third wife, Graca Machel, in 1998, but the two shared no children. Mandela died on Dec. 5, 2013.Learn more about Modern History
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) was a president of South Africa and a Nobel Peace Prize recipient. In South Africa, he is often called "Madiba," which was the name of the clan he was born into.Full Answer >
Nelson Mandela began his career as a lawyer before becoming an anti-apartheid revolutionary and serving as president of South Africa. For his social justice, human rights and anti-apartheid work, Mandela was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom.Full Answer >
Nelson Mandela had three full sisters, six half-sisters and three half-brothers. Nelson Mandela's father had a total of four wives and 13 children. Nelson Mandela's father was Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Mandela, who died in 1930, and his mother's name was Nosekeni Mandela, who died in 1968.Full Answer >
Nelson Mandela's height was 1.84 meters, or just over 6 feet. Nelson Mandela was a revolutionary leader through the segregation in South Africa and battled social injustice for the majority of his life.Full Answer >