18 July 1918 – 5 December 2013
- South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist.
- Served 27 years in prison, initially on Robben Island, and later in Pollsmoor Prison and Victor Verster Prison.
- Leader of the movement that defeated apartheid.
- Gained international acclaim for his activism, having received more than 250 honours, including the Nobel Peace Prize.
- President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999