Archbishop Desmond Tutu (born 7 October 1931) is a South African social rights activist. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983 for his work fighting apartheid in South Africa. He was the first Anglican bishop in Cape Town.
|The Most Rev. Dr. Desmond Tutu|
|Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town|
|Date of birth||7 October 1931|
|Place of birth||Klerksdorp, South Africa|
|Province||Anglican Church of Southern Africa|
|Predecessor||Dr. P.W.R. Russell|
|Successor||Dr. Njongonkulu Ndungane|
|Other posts||Bishop of Lesotho|
Bishop of Johannesburg
Archbishop of Cape Town
|Titles/honors||Nobel Peace Prize|
|Known for||Fighting apartheid|
Tutu was born in Klerksdorp, Transvaal. When Tutu was twelve he moved with his family to Johannesburg. Tutu wanted to become a doctor. His family could not afford to send him to medical school, so Tutu studied at the Pretoria Bantu Normal College to become a teacher. He taught at Johannesburg Bantu High School and at Munsienville High School in Mogale City.
Tutu married Nomalizo Lea Shenxane on 2 July 1955. In 1975 he moved into what is now known as Tutu House in Soweto.