Bishop Desmond Tutu

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Birthday
7, 1931
Birthplace
Klerksdorp, South Africa
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
7, 1931 (age 85)
Birthplace
Klerksdorp, South Africa

About

The first black South African Archbishop of Cape Town who valiantly fought against apartheid. He has also worked to end AIDS, poverty, racism, and homophobia throughout the world.

Before Fame

He was a school teacher but resigned when the Bantu Education Act was passed.

Trivia

He won many peace prizes, including the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009.

Family Life

He married Nomalizo Leah Shenxane in 1955. The couple raised three daughters named Theresa, Mpho and Naomi and a son named Trevor.

Associated With

He received the Mahatma Gandhi Peace Prize in 2005.

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