Mother Teresa of Calcutta was born on 26th August 1910,
Mother Teresa’s birth name was Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu.
At the age of 18 she became a nun in Ireland and chose the name of sister Teresa, in memory of Saint Therese of Lisieux.
Mother Teresa is famous all over the world for her work with the poor in India.
She trained as a teacher and became principal of a high school in Calcutta in India.
Mother Teresa received a Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.