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With three wives, six children, 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, Nelson Mandela has a large and complicated family. As his health fades, several family members have entered a bitter dispute over the South African leader's storied legacy. Read more about the dispute here.

Explore his complete family tree below.

First marriage
1944-1958
Nelson Mandela

b. July 18, 1918

Evelyn Mase

b. 1922 d. 2004

Had these children:
Madiba Thembekile

b. 1945 d. 1969

Makaziwe

b. 1948 d. aged nine months

Makgatho Lewanika

b. 1950 d. 2005

Pumla Makaziwe

b. 1954

Had these grandchildren:
Ndileka

b. 1965

Nandi

b. 1968

Mandla

b. 1974

Ndaba

b. 1983

Mbuso

b. 1991

Andile

b. 1993

Tukwini

b. 1974

Dumani

b. 1976

Kweku

b. 1985

Had these great-grandchildren:
Thembela

b. 1984

Pumla

b. 1993

Hlanganani

b. 1986

Qheya II Zanethemba

b. 2011

Lewanika Ngubencuka

b. 2010

Second marriage
1958-1996
Nelson Mandela

b. July 18, 1918

Winifred Madikizela

b. 1936

Had these children:
Zenani Dlamini

b. 1959

Zindziswa

b. 1960

Had these grandchildren:
Zaziwe Manaway

b. 1977

Zamaswazi Dlamini

b. 1979

Zinhle Dlamini

b. 1980

Zozuko Dlamini

b. 1992

Zoleka

b. 1980

Zondwa

b. 1985

Bambatha

b. 1989

Zwelabo

b. 1992

Had these great-grandchildren:
Ziyanda Manaway

b. 2000

Zipokhazi Manaway

b. 2009

Zenkosi Manaway

b. 2012

Zamakhosi Obiri

b. 2008

Zenani

b. 1997 d. 2010

Zwelami

b. 2003

Zenawe Zibuyile

b. 2011 d. 2011

Zazi Kazimla Vitalia

b. 2010

Ziwelene Linge

b. 2011

Third marriage
1998
Nelson Mandela

b. July 18, 1918

Graça Machel

b. 1945

Photos by Reuters, AP Photo, Mandela Family, Nelson Mandela Foundation, Source: The Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory
Illustrations by TRISH McALASTER
Interactive by STUART A. THOMPSON
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