Tutu, Desmond

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Name
Tutu, Desmond Gender: M
Desmond Mpilo Tutu
born on 7 October 1931
Place Klerksdorp, South Africa, 26s58, 26e39
Timezone EET h2e (is standard time)
Data source
Date w/o time
Rodden Rating X
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 13°10' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif



Desmond Tutu

Biography

South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop who rose to worldwide fame during the 1980s as an opponent of apartheid. He was the first black Archbishop of Cape Town and bishop of the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (now the Anglican Church of Southern Africa).

Tutu's admirers see him as a man who since the demise of apartheid has been active in the defence of human rights and uses his high profile to campaign for the oppressed. He has campaigned to fight AIDS, tuberculosis, poverty, racism, sexism, the imprisonment of Chelsea Manning, homophobia and transphobia. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1984; the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism in 1986; the Pacem in Terris Award in 1987; the Sydney Peace Prize in 1999; the Gandhi Peace Prize in 2007; and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2009. He has also compiled several books of his speeches and sayings.


Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified it to 22.39.12 EET, P.de Jabrun rectified to 1:00 AM.

Categories

  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Vocation : Religion : Ecclesiastics/ western
  • Notable : Awards : Nobel prize