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Dalai Lama

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Birthday
6, 1935
Birthplace
China
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
6, 1935 (age 83)
Birthplace
China

About

Spiritual leader of Tibet who travels the world talking about the importance of compassion as the source of a happy life. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989 for his advocacy of peace in Tibet and all around the world.

Before Fame

He was born Tenzin Gyatso, and was believed to be the reincarnation of his predecessor; he did not speak Tibetan as a child, but rather he spoke a dialect of Chinese, Xining.

Trivia

During the 1959 Tibetan uprising, he fled to India, where he denounced the People's Republic and established a Tibetan government in exile.

Family Life

His parents are named Diki and Choekyong Tsering.

Associated With

Richard Gere supported him in his political aspirations.