Wangari Muta Maathai

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Birthday
1, 1940
Birthplace
Nyeri, Kenya
Death Date
Sep 25, 2011 (71)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
1, 1940
Birthplace
Nyeri, Kenya
Death Date
Sep 25, 2011 (71)

About

Kenyan environmentalist and women's rights activist who was the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She served as assistant minister for Environment and Natural Resource from 2003 to 2005.

Before Fame

She majored in biology at Mount St. Scholastica College in Kansas, where she received a scholarship.

Trivia

She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 "for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace."

Family Life

She married Mwangi Mathai in 1969.

Associated With

She met with then Senator Barack Obama when he visited Kenya, the home of his father.