Fun Facts about Nelson:
Affectionately known by his Xhosa name Madiba, he was an icon for social justice and South African anti-apartheid revolutionary.
He was the first black president of South Africa and the first president to be elected in a fully representative election.
Jailed on Robben Island for 27 years, when he was finally free, he rallied for peace.
He has honorary degrees from more than 50 universities worldwide.
Nobel Peace Prize winner and Father of the Rainbow Nation, he said “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.”