Mother Teresa

Unselfishly dedicated her life to the people of India

Basic Facts

  • Her real name is ~ Anjeze Gonxhe Bojaxhiu



  • Date of Birth ~ August 26, 1910 in Skopje, Macedonia



  • Date of Death ~ September 5, 1997 in Calcutta, India

Mother Teresa's Honorable Achievements



1. In 1971, she was awarded the first Pope John XXIII Peace Prize for her work with the poor, display of Christian charity and efforts for peace in foreign countries.


2. In 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, "for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitutes a threat to peace."


3. In 1962, she was honored with Ramon Magsaysay Award for International Understanding, for her service of the t poor people of a foreign land.


4. For her unwavering commitment and unflinching love and compassion that she devoutly shared, the Government of India honored her with Padma Shri, Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding and Bharat Ratna, India’s highest civilian award.

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The picture above shows Mother Teresa getting the Nobel Peace Prize in December 1997.

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Isabelle Meyer