You may think you know the most important, most inspirational parts of the life of Nelson Mandela.
The man served 27 years in prison, helped bring in the end of Apartheid in South Africa, and became his nation's first black president after his election in 1994.
Spurred on by anniversary of his birth, we've looked into the patchwork of Mandela's life - the forgotten bits that made him who he is, that make the totality of why people are celebrating his life 100 years on from his birth.
1. Mandela grew up in a tiny village and was the first in his family to attend school.
After his father died when he was aged nine, he was adopted by the Thembu regent, chief Jongintaba Dalinyebo.
2. He was given the name 'Nelson' in school.
His real name was Rolihlahla - which means 'pulling the branch of a tree' or 'troublemaker' - but it was common for children to be given English names.
3. He was a master of disguise.
He was dubbed the Black Pimpernel - a reference to Emma Orczy's 1905 novel 'The Scarlet Pimpernel' - for his tendency to disguise himself to escape being arrested for political activity.
For example, he dressed up as a fieldworker and a chef.
4. He was dressed a chauffeur when he was finally arrested in 1962.
He was driving fellow activist Cecil Williams when he was arrested and later sentenced to prison.