Mother Teresa (1910-1997)
Mother Teresa, served God among the poor for 50 years. Many saw the Nobel Prize winner as a "living saint".


26 Aug 1910 - Agnes Gonxha Beiaxhiu born in Skopje in Macedonia of an Albanian family.
1928 - Leaves home for Dublin, Ireland, to become a Loretto nun. She takes the name sister Teresa
1929 - Arrives in Calcutta, India..
24 May 1937 - Takes final vows as a nun.
1979 - Gets the Nobel Peace Prize
1980 - Awarded India's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna.
1983 - Queen Elizabeth II awards Order of Merit.
1985 Gets Medal of Freedom, the highest US civilian award
16 Nov 1996 - Granted honorary American citizenship
13 March 1997 - Sister Nirmala elected to succeed Mother Teresa.
5 Sept 1997 - Mother dies following a heart attack in Calcutta