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Bishop Desmond Tutu
Desmond Mpilo Tutu was a South African Anglican bishop and theologian, known for his work as an anti-apartheid and human rights activist. He was Bishop of Johannesburg from 1985 to 1986 and then Archbishop of Cape Town from 1986 to 1996, in both cases being the first black African to hold the position. Theologically, he sought to fuse ideas from black theology with African theology. Tutu was born of mixed Xhosa and Motswana heritage to a poor family in Klerksdorp, South Africa. Entering adulthood, he trained as a teacher and married Nomalizo Leah Shenxane in 1955, with whom he had four children, including Mpho Tutu van Furth. In 1960, he was ordained as an Anglican priest and in 1962, he moved to the United Kingdom to study theology at King's College London. In 1966 he returned to Africa, teaching at the Federal Theological Seminary in South Africa, and then the University of Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.
ChurchAnglican Church of Southern Africa
SeeCape Town
Installed7 September 1986
Term ended1996
PredecessorPhilip Russell
SuccessorNjongonkulu Ndungane
Other postsBishop of Lesotho, Bishop of Johannesburg, Archbishop of Cape Town
Ordination1960 (deacon), 1961 (priest)
Birth nameDesmond Mpilo Tutu
BornOctober 07, 1931, Klerksdorp, South Africa
DiedDecember 26, 2021, Cape Town, South Africa
Children4, including Mpho

About Bishop Desmond Tutu

Bishop Desmond Tutu
Bishop Desmond Tutu

Religious Leader Bishop Desmond Tutu was born with name Desmond Mpilo Tutu. He was born in Klerksdorp, South Africa on October 7, 1931. He dies at the age of 90, on December 26, 2021.

He is a well-known South African social rights activist who opposed Apartheid. He went on to become Cape Town's first black Archbishop. In addition, he has campaigned to eradicate AIDS, poverty, racism, and homophobia around the world.

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Bishop Desmond Tutu before becoming famous

Bishop Desmond Tutu was born in the Zodiac sign Libra (The Scales), and 1931 is also the year of Goat (羊) in the Chinese Zodiac.

When the Bantu Education Act was passed, he quit as a schoolteacher.

Achievement of Bishop Desmond Tutu

In 1984, he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, and in 2009, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Bishop Desmond Tutu's Family, Spouse, Dating and Relationship

Bishop Desmond Tutu
Bishop Desmond Tutu

He married Nomalizo Leah Shenxane in 1955. Theresa, Mpho, and Naomi were the couple's three daughters, while Trevor was their son.

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In 2005, he was awarded the Civil Rights Leader Mahatma Gandhi Peace Prize.

Bishop Desmond Tutu Income & Net worth

Bishop Desmond Tutu's income mainly comes from the work that created his reputation: a religious leader. Information about his net worth in 2023 is being updated as soon as possible by, you can contact to tell us Net Worth of the Bishop Desmond Tutu.

Bishop Desmond Tutu Height and Weight

How tall is Bishop Desmond Tutu? At the age of 90, Bishop Desmond Tutu height is 5'5" (1.65m).

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Latest information about Bishop Desmond Tutu updated on March 17 2023.