Nelson Mandela was born on July 18, 1918 in a small South African village.
His father, a tribal chief, gave his son the name Rolihlahla.
At the age of 7, he began his British education, and his teacher gave him the name Nelson.
When his father died, Nelson was sent to live with the leader of the Thembu people.
For more interesting facts you must read his biography.
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