Nelson Mandela (b.7/18/1918, d. 12/5/2013) was a South African politician, serving as President of South Africa, 1994-1999, the first ever to be elected in a fully democratic election. He had been an anti-apartheid activist & was jailed for 27 years.
Former South African president Nelson Mandela was a historic figure around world for his efforts to end apartheid. He died on December 5, 2013. Take a look at Mandela through the years.