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Graça Machel

Politician + Teacher + Counsel
Female
Born Oct 17, 1945
Age 69
Hometown Portuguese East A...

Gra%C3%A7a 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%E2%80%99s and children%E2%80%99s rights and in 1997 was made a British dame for her humanitarian work.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1945 Birth Born on October 17, 1945.

TWENTIES

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

FORTIES

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.

FIFTIES

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

LATE ADULTHOOD

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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