A hearse carrying Mandela's body drove into his hometown in rural South Africa ahead of burial Sunday, returning the country's peacemaker to the place where he had always wanted to die.
You may know that he spent 27 years in prison, that he led South Africa out of apartheid and that he served as his nation's first black president. But do you know about his Valentine musings?
Many Hollywood films have been inspired by the life and political struggle of Nelson Mandela. Here are some of them.