Important Personalities

Trygve Halvdan Lie

Nelson Mandela

George Washington

Trygve Halvdan Lie

Born on 16 July 1896 and Died on 30 December 1968.
Trygve Halvdan Lie was the first Secretary-General of the United Nations from 1945 to 1952. He was Minister of Supplies of Norway, when in 1940 Germany invaded Norway. He ordered all Norwegian ships to sail to Allied ports to save them for the Allies. He served as Norwegian Foreign minister during the Norwegian government-in-exile in London from 1940 to 1945.


Nelson Mandela

Born on 18 July 1918 and Died on 5 December 2013.
Nelson Mandela was President of South Africa from 10 May 1994 to 14 June 1999. He was the first black president of South Africa. Nelson Mandela focused on dismantling the legacy of apartheid which was a system of racial segregation in South Africa.


George Washington

Born on 22 February 1732 and Died on 14 December 1799.
George Washington was Commander-in-Chief during the American War of Independence which lasted from 1775 to 1783 between thirteen British colonies in the United States and Kingdom of Great Britain. He presided over the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia that drafted the Constitution of United States. After the ratification of the United States Constitution, he became the first president of the United States. He served as president from 30 April 1789 to 4 March 1797.

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