Namesakes

Nobel Prize Winners: 1 peace
(peace) Nelson Mandela   1993  
Notable Activists and Revolutionaries: 1 activist
(activist) Nelson Mandela   1918-2013  
Notable Athletes: 2 soccer, 1 baseball, 1 driving, 1 football
(driving) Nelson Piquet   1952-  
(baseball) Nelson Liriano   1964-  
(soccer) Nelson Parraguez   1971-  
(football) Eli Manning (a.k.a. Nelson)   1981-  
(soccer) Jerry Palacios (a.k.a. Nelson)   1981-  
Notable Musicians: 1 musician
DJ Nelson   1972-   reggaeton  
Olympic Medalists: 3 bronze, 2 gold, 1 silver, 1 silver/bronze
(bronze) Ira Davenport (a.k.a. Nelson)   1912   800 m  
(bronze) Nelson Demarco   1952; 1956   basketball  
(bronze) Nelson Chelle   1956   basketball  
(silver) Lester Carney (a.k.a. Nelson)   1960   200 m  
(silver/bronze) Nelson Prudêncio   1968; 1972   triple jump  
(gold) Nelson Diebel   1992   swimming - 100 m breaststroke; swimming - 4x100 m medley relay  
(gold) Nelson Évora   2008   triple jump  
Other Leaders: 1 president
President Nelson Mandela   1994-1999   South Africa