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Mother Teresa

Agnes Bojaxhiu, or Mother Teresa as the world has come to know her, was born in 1910 in Yugoslavia. In 1931 she arrived in India, where she took religious vows and started the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity, which has expanded to include more than 600 Homes in 136 countries. She was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Nobel Peace Prize. Mother Teresa died in 1997.