Obituary of Wangari Maathai

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Wangari Maathai

Wangari Muta Maathai (born April 1, 1940 in Ihithe, Kenya) was a socialite, activist and Nobel laureate who was best known for being the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Wangari died on September 25, 2011 and her death was because of ovarian cancer. She died at age 71.

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Wangari Maathai Biography Wiki:

    • Is She Dead or Alive: Dead
    • Full Name: Maathai, Wangari
    • Common Name: Wangari Maathai
    • Gender: Female
    • Preferred Gender Pronoun: she/her
    • Birthplace: Ihithe, Kenya
    • Birth Date: April 01, 1940
    • Age: 71 (at death)
    • Also Known As: Wangari Muta
    • Occupations:
    • Religion: Catholic
    • Net Worth: $1.2 million
    • Nationality: Kenyan
    • Favorite Food: Kraft Mac & Cheese
    • Favorite Color: Aqua (See all her faves at Hot-Forum)

    Wangari's Family Tree

    • Birth Name: Wangari Muta Maathai
    • Father:
    • Mother:
    • Spouse/Partner:
      • Mwangi Mathai (married 1969-divorced 1979
    • Son(s):
      • Waweru Mathai
    • Daughter(s):
      • Wanjira Mathai
      • Muta Maathai

Death Notice:

  • Date: September 25 2011 at age 71
  • Place: Nairobi, Kenya
  • Cause of Death: Ovarian cancer
  • Interment: Buried at the Wangari Maathai Institute for Peace and Environmental Studies in Nairobi

Category Tags:

SocialiteActivist Nobel Laureate Kenyan Born on April 1st Born in 1940 Died in 2011 Died at age 71 Died from Ovarian cancer

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Wiki Page Updated: 2023-12-21 09:05:06
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