Mother Teresa Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Affairs, Children, Biography & More

Some Lesser Known Facts About Mother Teresa

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NicknameBlessed Teresa of Calcutta
Real NameAnjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu
ProfessionAlbanian Roman Catholic nun and missionary
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 152 cm

in meters- 1.52 m

in Feet Inches- 5’
Personal Life
Age (as on 5 September 1997)87 Years
Date of Birth26 August 1910
Birth PlaceÜsküp, Kosovo Vilayet, Ottoman Empire

(modern Skopje, Republic of Macedonia)
Date of Death5 September 1997
Place of DeathCalcutta (now Kolkata), West Bengal, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signVirgo
NationalityOttoman subject (1910–1912)

Serbian subject (1912–1915)

Bulgarian subject (1915–1918)

Yugoslavian subject (1918–1943)

Yugoslavian citizen (1943–1948)

Indian citizen (1948–1997)
FamilyFather- Nikollë Bojaxhiu (Albanian businessman, benefactor and politician
Mother- Dranafile Bojaxhiu
Brother- Lazar Bojaxhiu
Sister- Aga Bojaxhiu
Educational QualificationsLearned English at Loreto Abbey in Rathfarnham, Ireland.
HometownSkopje, Macedonia
CollegeNot Known
SchoolNot Known
HobbiesPhilanthropic activities
Major Controversies• She had been criticized by the media for issuing orders related with financial mismanagement.

• When Indira Gandhi suspended civil liberties in 1975, she was criticized for making a controversial statement in which she said: "People are happier. There are more jobs. There are no strikes."

• She was criticized for encouraging members of her order to secretly baptise dying patients.

• In 1991, British Journal The Lancet's editor, Robin Fox, criticized her for serving low quality medical care at her Home for Dying Destitutes in Calcutta (now Kolkata).
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
ChildrenSons- N/A
Daughters- N/A
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  • Mother Teresa was conceived in Skopje (present day Republic of Macedonia), a city arranged at the intersection of the Balkans.
  • She was the most youthful among the three offspring of her folks.
  • In her youth, she was intrigued by the lives of ministers and their administration in Bengal, India.
  • She was submersed as Gonxha Agnes.
  • At five years old and a half, she got her First Communion and was affirmed in November 1916.
  • Her dad kicked the bucket when she was 8 years of age.
  • In September 1928, moved by her want to end up plainly a preacher, she exited her home at 18 years old to join the Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary, known as the Sisters of Loreto in Ireland.
  • When she cleared out her home at 18 years old, she never again observed her relatives throughout her life.
  • She got the name Sister Mary Teresa after St. Therese, at Sisters of Loreto in Ireland.
  • She touched base in India in the year 1929 and started her novitiate in Darjeeling.
  • While in Darjeeling, she learnt Bengali and began educating at St. Teresa’s school.
  • On 24 May 1931, she took her first religious pledges as a cloister adherent.
  • On 14 May 1937, she took her grave pledges while educating at the Loreto Convent School in Eastern Calcutta (now Kolkata).
  • In 1944, she progressed toward becoming headmistress of Loreto Convent School, subsequent to serving there for just about 20 years.
  • She was enormously aggravated by the Bengal starvation of 1943 and the episode of Hindu/Muslim savagery in August 1946.
  • On 10 September 1946, she got her motivation, her call inside a call, while going by a prepare from Calcutta to Darjeeling.
  • On 17 August 1948, she wore a blue-circumscribed white sari out of the blue and went through the doors of Loreto Convent to enter the universe of poor people.
  • On 21 December 1948, she went to a ghetto out of the blue and nurtured an old man lying wiped out and about, washed the bruises of a few kids and breast fed a lady kicking the bucket of yearning and TB.
  • In the wake of getting authorization from the Vatican, another assemblage of the Missionaries of Charity was formally settled in Calcutta (now Kolkata) on 7 October 1950.
  • At the tallness of the Seige of Beirut in 1982, she safeguarded 37 kids caught in a forefront doctor’s facility.
  • By the year 1996, she was working 517 missions in more than 100 nations.
  • In 1962, she was granted with Padma Shri (fourth most astounding non military personnel grant given by the Government of India).
  • She was granted with Phillippines-based Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1962.
  • She has turned into a universal big name by the mid 1970s.
  • In 1980, she was granted with India’s most astounding non military personnel grant, Bharat Ratna.
  • In 1992, her official history was composed and distributed by an Indian Civil Servant, Navin Chawla.
  • In 1979, she was granted with the Nobel Peace Prize.
  • In 1997, on-screen character Geraldine Chaplin played Mother Teresa in Mother Teresa: In the Name of God’s Poor.
  • In 2014, a film, The Letters, was made which depended on her letters to Vatican Priest Celeste van Exem and her part was played by Juliet Stevenson.
  • In the 2007 motion picture, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, Mother Teresa was depicted by Megan Fox.
  • 4 September 2016, has been booked as the canonisation date for Mother Teresa by the Vatican.

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