Graça Machel

Mozambican Politician
Born Oct 17, 1945
Age 70
Hometown Portuguese East A...

Graça Mandela-Machel, DBE is a Mozambican politician and humanitarian. She is the third wife of former South African president Nelson Mandela and the widow of Mozambican president Samora Machel. She is an international advocate for women’s and children’s rights and in 1997 was made a British dame for her humanitarian work. Graça Machel is also known for being the only woman in the world to have been first lady of two different countries.… Read More

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1945 Birth Born on October 17, 1945.


1973 27 Years Old She returned to Mozambique in 1973, joined the Mozambican Liberation Front (FRELIMO) and became a schoolteacher.
1975 29 Years Old Following Mozambique's independence in 1975, Machel was appointed Minister for Education and Culture. … Read More


1995 49 Years Old Machel received the 1995 Nansen Medal from the United Nations in recognition of her longstanding humanitarian work, particularly on behalf of refugee children.


1998 52 Years Old 1 More Event
In July 1998, she married South African President Nelson Mandela.


2007 61 Years Old On 18 July 2007 in Johannesburg, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Graça Machel, and Desmond Tutu convened "The Global Elders, a group of world leaders to contribute their wisdom, leadership and integrity to tackle some of the world's toughest problems. … Read More
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