South African president from 1989 to 1994 who, despite being a conservative with a past of supporting racial segregation, brokered the end of apartheid and helped lead South Africa to becoming a multi-racial democracy. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his revolutionary efforts.
He rose up in the white-only government through contacts from his father.
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He was married to his first wife,
He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 along with Nelson Mandela for their work ending the apartheid.