What Is the Dalai Lama Famous For?

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The 14th Dalai Lama is famous for fighting to ensure Tibet's independence from China and spiritual growth of all people. Dalai Lamas are influential monks chosen from the Gelug school.

The 14th Dalai Lama was born in 1935 and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989. He is widely known for his acts of compassion and fight for human rights. He is also known as a person who took a keen interest in science and how it can help better the world. The 14th Dalai Lama has written various books and engaged in lectures around the world as a way of fostering better human relations and spiritual enlightenment.