For this Chart of the Week we pay tribute to South Africa’s first black president Nelson Mandela born ‘Rolihlahla Mandela’ on July 18, 1918, to parents Nonqaphi Nosekeni and Nkosi Mphakanyiswa Gadla Mandela by charting a few key numbers from his extensive life. It is by no means an exhaustive list but a few quick facts everyone should know.
Madiba is the name of the Thembu clan to which Mr Mandela belonged. He was called Madiba as a sign of respect and affection. Mr Mandela died at the age of 95 on December 5, 2013.
Above is a bar chart showing key figures from his life and below is a chronological flowchart of some important dates and events during Mr Mandela’s life.