Here's an in-depth look at the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
Personal: Birth date: October 7, 1931
Birth place: Klerksdorp, Transvaal, South Africa
Birth name: Desmond Mpilo Tutu
Father: Zachariah Tutu, schoolteacher
Mother: Aletta Tutu, domestic servant
Marriage: Leah Nomalizo Shenxane (July 2, 1955-present)
Children: Trevor, Theresa, Naomi and Mpho (female)
Education: Bantu Normal Teacher's College, Pretoria, 1953, South Africa; University of South Africa, Johannesburg, B.A, 1954; St. Peter's Theological College, Johannesburg, South Africa, 1960
Other Facts: Sometimes referred to as "the Arch."
Chaired South Africa's post-Apartheid Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
Timeline: 1954-1957 - Teaches school, and resigns in protest of government restrictions on education for black children.
1961 - Is ordained an Anglican priest.
1975 - Becomes the first black appointed Anglican dean of St. Mary's Cathedral in Johannesburg.
1976 - Is consecrated Bishop of Lesotho.
1978 - Becomes the first black Secretary General of the interdenominational South African Council of Churches.
1984 - Becomes the second South African, after Chief Albert Lutuli, to win the Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to end apartheid.
1986 - Is elected Archbishop of Cape Town, becoming the head of the Anglican Church in South Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland and Lesotho.
1995 - Is selected by Nelson Mandela to chair the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
1996 - Retires as the Archbishop of Cape Town and becomes Archbishop Emeritus.
1997 - Is diagnosed with prostate cancer and treated successfully at hospitals in the United States.
1998 - Establishes the Desmond Tutu Peace Trust.
1998-2000 - Visiting professor of theology at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia.
2002 - Visiting professor at Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
March 2003 - Presents the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's final report to South African President Thabo Mbeki.