Nelson Mandela, bestowed awards and honors

Here I will give the list of all the awards, honors and other recognitions that have bestowed upon Nelson Mandela over his life. The list contains 289 AHR. I have tried to categorize them as smoothly as possible, but if anyone feels mismatch puts it in the comments and I will change it.

Honorary Degree (67)

1942 Bachelor of Arts degree, University of South Africa

1979 Doctorate of Law, University of Lesotho, Maseru

1983 Doctorate of Laws, Lancaster University, United Kingdom

1983 Doctorate of Laws. City College of New York

1984 Degree, Free University of Brussels

1985 Diploma of Honour and Friendship from the University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October

1985 Doctor of Laws by the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

1985 Doctor of Laws degree by Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria, December

1986 Doctor of Literature, University of Calcutta

1986 Doctorate of Laws, University of Zimbabwe

1987 Doctor of Laws, Trent University, Canada

1987 Doctorate, Karl Marx University of the German Democratic Republic, Leipzig 1987 University of Havana, Cuba

1987 University of Michigan, USA

1987 Winnie and Nelson Mandela, United States Ross University School of Medicine in the Caribbean

1988 Bachelor of Laws degree, University of South Africa

1988 Doctorate, University of Carabobo, Venezuela

1988 Political Science awarded by the University of Bologna, Italy

1988 Western Michigan University from then-president Diether Haenicke

1989 Doctorate of Laws, York University, Toronto, Canada

1990 Doctor of Laws, University of Cape Town

1990 Doctorate in law, University of the Western Cape, Bellville, Cape Town

1990 Doctorate, honoris causa, conferred by University of Malaya

1990 Political science by the Cairo University, Egypt

1991 Doctorate of Humane Letters from Texas Southern University

1991 LL.D , University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg

1992 Doctorate, The Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar, Senegal

1992 LL.D by the University of Fort Hare 1993 Clark Atlanta University

1993 Doctorate of Laws, Soochow University, Taiwan

1993 The Free University of Brussels, Belgium

1994 Doctorate by University of South Africa

1994 Doctorate, Howard University

1994 The Grand’Croix degree of the National Order of the Legion of Honour of France, Paris

1996 Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma of the University of Oxford, The Universities of Cambridge (LLD), London (London School of Economics), Bristol, Nottingham, and Warwick (LLD) and from De Montfort and Glasgow Caledonian Universities in the garden of Buckingham Palace

1996 Doctorate from Pantheon-Sorbonne University, Paris

1996 Doctorate from Stellenbosch University

1997 Doctorate by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Cape Town

1997 Doctorate from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

1998 Doctoral from the University of South Australia, University of Fort Hare

1997 The University of Pretoria, Pretoria

1997 The University of the Philippines, Manila

1998 Doctorate by Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts

1998 Doctorate, University of Zululand

1998 The University of Mauritius

1999 doctorate from Leiden University, Netherlands

1999 Doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow

1999 Doctorate of Laws from the University of Botswana, Gaborone

2000 Doctor of Letters from the Australian National University, 6 September

2000 Doctorate of Law from the University of Technology, Sydney, Australia

2000 Doctorate of Laws by Trinity College, Dublin

2000 Juris Doctor degree from the Faculty of Law at Uppsala University, Sweden

2001 D Tech Education Honoris Cause from the Technikon Free State

2001 doctorate of law from Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

2002 Doctorate by the University of Ghana

2002 Doctorate in Law from Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa

2002 Doctorate in Law from University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong

2003 Doctorate Degree — Doctor of Letters (Honoris causa) by The Open University of Tanzania

2003 Doctorate in Law by the National University of Ireland, Galway

2004 Degree of Doctor of Laws from Open University

2005 Amherst College

2006 doctorate in government and politics by Universiti Teknologi Mara

2006 Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Massachusetts

2008 Doctorate from Queen’s University Belfast

2010 Doctor of Laws Degree by Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, United States

2010 Doctorate Degree by six universities in the Laureate International Universities network

2010 Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario

Awards (48)

1979 Jawaharlal Nehru, India

1981 Bruno Kreisky, Austria

1983 Award of the order Star of International Friendship, German Democratic Republic

1986 International Peace and Freedom Award, Spain

1987 Dutch football player Ruud Gullit dedicates his European Footballer of the Year award to Nelson Mandela

1988 The United Nations Human Rights Fourth Award

1989 Augusto César Sandino Award, Managua

1990 Grand Commander of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Lagos

1990 Bharat Ratna, India

1992 Nishan-e-Pakistan, Pakistan

1992 Prince of Asturias, Oviedo, Spain,

1992 Spirit of Liberty

1993 Apostolic Humanitarian, Johannesburg

1993 Gleitsman Foundation International Activist, Johannesburg

1994 Elected Newsmaker of the Year

1994 Man of the Year, Johannesburg

1994 The New Nation/Engen Man of the Year Flame of Distinction

1994 the Arthur A Houghton Star Crystal Award

1994 Bishop John T. Walker Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award

1994 Sheikh Yusuf Peace Award

1995 Africa Peace Award, Durban

1995 Harvard Business School Statesman of the Year Award

1995 Pretoria Press Club’s 1994 Newsmaker of the Year Award, Pretoria

1995 The Wolf Award, South Africa

1996 The Ahimsa Award

1996 Indira Gandhi Award, India

1996 The World Citizenship Award

1996 U Thant Peace Award

1998 The Chris Hani Award, Johannesburg

1998 Recognition of his Contribution to Democracy, Human Rights and Freedom by the Supreme Council of Sport in Africa

1999 The Gandhi-King Award, Cape Town

1999 Temple of Understanding Annual Award, Cape Town

1999 Jesse Owens Global Award, Johannesburg

1999 The Oneness-Peace Earth-Summit-Transcendence-Fragrance Award, Pretoria

2000 BT Ethnic Multicultural Media Award, London

2000 International Freedom Award, Memphis, Tennessee

2000 World Methodist Peace Award, London

2001 Human Rights Lifetime Achievement, Johannesburg

2001 The first King Shaka Award

2004 Africa Elephant Award

2006 Ahimsa Award, UK

2006 Amnesty International’s Ambassador of Conscience Award

2006 South African Red Cross Society Humanitarian Award

2009, The Arthur Ashe Courage Award

2012 The BrandLaureate Hall of Fame-Lifetime Achievement Award

Named (41)

1973 A nuclear particle discovered by scientists at the University of Leeds is named the “Mandela particle”

1981 The first UK road named in his honor — “Mandela Close”

1983 AUEW/TASS, one of United Kingdom’s major trade unions, renamed their executive committee room the ‘Nelson Mandela Room’

1983 City Council of Harlow, United Kingdom, renamed one of its major roads in honour of Nelson Mandela

1983 City Council of Leeds, United Kingdom, names the Civic Hall ‘Nelson Mandela Gardens’

1983 New York City renamed square in front of South African mission to the United Nations ‘Nelson and Winnie Mandela Plaza’

1983 Ornamental gardens in Hull, United Kingdom, named ‘Nelson Mandela Gardens’

1983 The Students Unions of Warwick University, Coventry Polytechnic (now Coventry University) and South Bank Polytechnic (now London South Bank University) named rooms in honour of Nelson Mandela

1984 London Borough of Haringey Council, names housing development after Nelson Mandela

1984 London Borough of Camden Council, names the street where the Anti-Apartheid Movement has its headquarters as ‘Mandela Street’.[11]

1984 London Borough of Hackney Council, renames a housing block after Nelson Mandela, April

1984 Room at Edinburgh city chambers named in his honour

1984 School in German Democratic Republic named ‘Nelson Mandela School’

1985 Nottingham City Council names a room in a sports centre

1985 London Borough of Southwark names new road ‘Mandela Way’

1985 Town of Huddersfield in West Yorkshire, United Kingdom, renames its speakers’ corner Nelson Mandela Corner, September

1985 Revenue Staff Federation, United Kingdom, names its Commonwealth trade union scholarship after Nelson Mandela

1985 Senegal’s President Abdou Diouf inaugurates Soweto Square and Nelson Mandela Avenue in the centre of Dakar, Senegal

1986 Coventry City Council named new building after Mandela

1986 Nelson Mandela Park in Leicester, England, named after Mandela

1986 St George’s Place in Glasgow, Scotland, the location of the South African consulate is renamed Nelson Mandela Place

1986 Street sign in Glasgow, Scotland

1987 Named Patron of Isipingo and District Football Association, Natal

1988 Nelson Mandela Road named, New Delhi, India

1988 Park in Montreal named “Parc Winnie-et-Nelson-Mandela”

1989 Nuremberg Platz renamed ‘Nelson Mandela Platz’, Nuremberg, Germany

1989 Square in Clayes-sous-Bois, France, named ‘Nelson Mandela Square’

1993 Named Person of the Year by Time magazine, together with F. W. de Klerk, Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin.

1995 ‘Nelson Mandela Road’ to Katse, Lesotho

1997 Baker Avenue in Central Harare, Zimbabwe, Renamed Nelson Mandela Avenue

1997 Multi-purpose room at Binghamton University renamed Nelson Mandela’s Room

1997 The National Stadium in Kampala, Uganda is named Mandela National Stadium

1998 Nelson Mandela public school named in his honour in Toronto.

1998 Park in Montreal named again “Parc Nelson-Mandela”

2000 The Nelson Mandela National Museum is officially opened in Soweto

2001 Park Public School renamed Mandela Park Public School, Toronto, Canada

2002 New hall of residence at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa named ‘Nelson Mandela Hall’

2003 Named a Hero of Freedom by the libertarian magazine Reason

2004 Sandton Square in Johannesburg, South Africa is renamed Nelson Mandela Square on 31 March with the unveiling of a 6-metre bronze statue.

2004 Zoologists Brent E. Hendrixson and Jason E. Bond named a South African species of trapdoor spider in the family Ctenizidae as Stasimopus mandelai

2013 the amphitheatre of the Union Buildings in Pretoria was renamed the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre

Order of/Council (23)

1983 City Council of Dublin, Ireland, unveiled sculpture in Merrion Square by Elisabeth Frink dedicated to Nelson Mandela

1984 Order of Playa Girón, Cuba

1986 Cross of St. Andrew by Scotland.

1990 Dr António Agostinho Neto Order, the highest honour of the People’s Republic of Angola

1993 Order of Brilliant Star with Special Grand Cordon, Taipei,Taiwan

1994 Olympic Gold Order from International Olympic Committee president, Juan Antonio Samaranch, Cape Town

1996 National Order of Mali (Grande Croix), Mali’s highest decoration, Bamako

1996 Created Knight of the Order of the Elephant by the Danish Queen Margrethe II, Copenhagen

1997 Created Knight of the Royal Order of the Seraphim, Stockholm

1997 Collar of the Nile by President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Cairo

1998 Companion of the Order of Canada by the Governor General of Canada on behalf of the Queen of Canada

1998 Created a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav by the King of Norway.

1999 Companion of the Order of Australia, Canberra, 9 June; presented with the insignia by Australian Prime Minister John Howard in Pretoria

1999 Created Knight of the Dutch/Luxembourgian Order of the Gold Lion of the House of Nassau, Netherlands

1999 Ukraine’s Highest Decoration, the First Class of the Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, Cape Town

1999 Deutscher Medienpreis, Baden-Baden, Germany, 28 January

2000 Queen’s Counsel by Queen Elizabeth II, 3 May[40]

2002 Order of Mapungubwe — Platinum Category by President Thabo Mbeki, Union Buildings, Pretoria

2004 Bailiff Grand Cross of the Most Venerable Order of St John of Jerusalem

2007 Order of the Smile, Poland

2007 The Westminster City Council agreed to erect a statue of Mandela opposite the Houses of Parliament in London.

2008 Order of Stara Planina First Class, awarded by Bulgaria

2010 Orden del Águila Azteca. Presented by President of México Felipe Calderón, Johannesburg, South Africa

Freedom of (26)

1981 The City of Glasgow

1983 London Borough of Greenwich, 20 July[11]

1984 The City of Aberdeen conferred on both Nelson and Winnie Mandela

1984 The City of Wijnegem, Belgium

1985 The City of Hull, United Kingdom.

1985 The City of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October

1985 Midlothian, Scotland

1986 The Borough of Islwyn, Wales, given to Winnie and Nelson Mandela

1987 The City of Sydney, Australia, 9 January.

1988 The City of Dublin, Ireland

1989 The Municipality of Kwekwe, Zimbabwe. Award received on his behalf by Oliver Tambo

1990 The City of Harare, Zimbabwe

1992 Miami Beach Medallion of Honour, Johannesburg

1994 The town of Tongaat, KwaZulu-Natal

1995 Uitenhage

1996 Heidelberg, Heidelberg

1996 The City of London, London

1997 City of Cape Town

1997 City of Edinburgh, Scotland

1997 The City of Bloemfontein

1997 The City of Pietermaritzburg

1997 Boksburg

1997 Oxford, United Kingdom

1998 The City and County of Cardiff, Cardiff

1999 The City of Durban, Durban

1999 The City of Lydenburg, Lydenburg

Presedent/Friendship/Freeman/HOF (18)

1964 Elected Honorary President of the Students’ Union, University of Leeds

1982 Elected Honorary Life President of the Students’ Union at the London School of Economics and Political Science

1984 Star of International Friendship, German Democratic Republic

1985 Nigerian writers organisation, Writers and Journalists Against Apartheid (WAJAAP), confers title of Life Patron

1986 Elected Honorary Life President of the National Union of Mineworkers of South Africa

1986 Made Honorary Freeman of Newcastle

1989 lielanie de castro

1990 Made Honorary Life President of National Union of Mineworkers

1992 Installed as Chancellor of the University of the North (now called University of Limpopo)

1995 Human Rights Institute, with President Mandela as honorary chairman, launched in London by the International Bar Association

1997 American Public Health Association Presidential Citation, Pretoria

1999 Insignia of Honour from the African Renaissance Institute, Johannesburg

2001 Administrator For A Day at Binghamton University

2001 Freeman of Leeds

2001 Awarded the LLD Honoris Cause from the University of the Free State

2008 Europe-based A Different View cited Mandela as one of the 15 Champions of World Democracy.

2008 Michigan State University LLD honoris causa

2015 Nelson Mandela was posthumously inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame

Prize (17)

1983 Simon Bolivar International Prize jointly to Nelson Mandela and King Juan Carlos of Spain, Venezuela

1985 Ludovic-Trarieux International Human Rights Prize, France

1985 The Third World Prize, awarded jointly to Nelson and Winnie Mandela

1986 The Third World Prize

1988 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, by the European Parliament

1988 Bremen Solidarity Prize, Federal Republic of Germany

1989 Peace Prize of the Tipperary Peace Committee, Ireland

1990 Al-Gaddafi International Prize for Human Rights in Tripoli, Libya

1990 Lenin Peace Prize

1991 Carter-Menil Human Rights Prize

1991 Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize by UNESCO

1992 Atatürk International Peace Prize by Turkey

1993 J. William Fulbright Prize, Washington, DC

1993 Nobel Peace Prize Oslo, Norway

1994 Africa Prize for Leadership for the Sustainable End of Hunger, London

1999 Baker Institute Enron Prize for Distinguished Public Service at Rice University, Houston

2001 International Gandhi Peace Prize, Presidential Palace, New Delhi

Member/Fellowship/Listed (17)

1975 Honorary life membership of the Students’ Union, University of London

1984 Elected Honorary Member of the Students Association, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

1984 Honorary membership of National Association of Local Government Officers [NALGO] United Kingdom

1986 Honorary membership awarded to Winnie and Nelson Mandela by the National Union of Seamen, United Kingdom

1988 Nelson and Winnie Mandela given honorary membership of the National Union of Teachers, United Kingdom

1995 Appointed an honorary member of the Order of Merit by Queen Elizabeth II

1995 Awarded Honorary Fellowship of the College of Medicine of South Africa, Johannesburg

1996 Awarded honorary fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland

1999 Listed as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century by Time magazine

1999 Was among 18 included in Gallup’s List of Widely Admired People of the 20th Century, from a poll conducted of the American people

2000 Elected an Honorary Member of the Bertrand Russell Society, autumn

2001 Made an Honorary Fellow of Magdalene College, Cambridge

2003 Elected an Honorary Life member of the Literary and Debating Society, NUI, Galway.

2004 Listed as one of the 100 most influential people of 2004 by Time magazine

2005 Listed as one of the 100 most influential people of 2005 by Time magazine

2006 Made an honorary member of Manchester United as the club toured South Africa in the winter of 2006

2006 New Statesman — Listed as the number 2 in the 50 “Heroes of our time”.

Medal (16)

1986 W.E.B. DuBois International Medal

1988 The Medal of Peace

1992 The Isitwalandwe Medal

1993 Philadelphia Liberty Medal, USA

1994 The “Commonwealth Champion of Health” medal, Canada

1994 Received Anne Frank medal for human rights and tolerance, Johannesburg

1996 The Battle of Adwa and the Victory of Adwa Centenary Medal

1998 Congressional Gold Medal, Washington

1999 The Golden Medal of the City of Amsterdam, Netherlands

2000 SABS Gold Medal, Sandton

2002 The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Freedom Medal, Middelburg, The Netherlands

2002 The Presidential Medal of Freedom, USA

2002 The Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee Medal from Canada.

2003 British Red Cross Humanity Medal

2006 The Giuseppe Motta Medal for support for peace and democracy

2012 The Canadian version of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

Citizenship (8)

1983 Honorary citizenship of Olympia, Greece

1983 Honorary citizenship of Rome

1985 Honorary citizenship of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

1987 Honorary Citizen, City of Florence, Italy

1988 Honorary citizenship bestowed by the Town Council of the city of Bologna, Italy

1988 Honorary citizenship conferred by nine Greek municipalities Egaleo, Ellenikon, Glyfada, Ilioupolis, Daissariani, New Filadelfia, Nikaea, Preveza and Zogrofu

2001 Granted Honorary Citizenship of Canada

2007 Honorary citizen of Belgrade, Serbia

Monument/Museum (6)

1984 Monument to Nelson Mandela unveiled in Merrion Square, Dublin

1985 Statue of Nelson Mandela erected in London by Greater London Council, unveiled by Oliver Tambo

1997 Mandela Family Museum opens in Soweto

2006 Included in ‘Names on the Wall’ monument to freedom fighters at Oriel Chambers, the home of the Wilberforce Institute for the study of Slavery and Emancipation, Hull, UK

2013 On 16 December 2013, a 9 metre high bronze statue of Mandela was unveiled at the Union Buildings in Pretoria

2014 A plaque will be dedicated in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium to commemorate his 1990 visit

Days (2)

1990 ‘Mandela Day’, a public holiday declared in Zimbabwe on 5 March

2009 In November 2009, the United Nations General Assembly announced that Mandela’s birthday, 18 July