Graca Machel

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Birthday
17, 1945
Birthplace
Mozambique
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
17, 1945 (age 72)
Birthplace
Mozambique

About

Mozambican politician and humanitarian who was First Lady of Mozambique from 1975 to 1986 and First Lady of South Africa from 1998 to 1999. As of 2014, she is the only woman to ever be the first lady of two different nations.

Before Fame

She attended the University of Lisbon in Portugal and returned to Mozambique to join the Mozambican Liberation Front.

Trivia

She received the 1995 Nansen Medal from the United Nations for her work benefiting refugee children.

Family Life

She was married to Mozambican president Samora Machel from 1975 to his death in 1986 and South African President Nelson Mandela from 1998 to his death in 2013.

Associated With

She has been a member of The Elders under the leadership of Kofi Annan.