Nobel Peace Prize Winners

Peace is something the whole world has been craving for, since time immemorial, be it between nations or individuals belonging to a family. The world has witnessed several man-made catastrophes over the past two centuries, in the form of wars, shootouts, mass suicides, terrorist attacks and many other unfortunate incidents. In these turbulent times, when the growing tensions between many countries are giving rise to speculations such as the possibility of World War III, a few individuals are trying hard to promote peace. The Nobel Peace Prize is an initiative aimed at appreciating their efforts. Activist Martin Luther King Jr, writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Mother Teresa and Rudyard Kipling are a few Nobel Peace Prize winners. Mother Teresa founded the ‘Missionaries of Charity’ several decades ago. Based in India, this NGO has been responsible for the rescue and rehabilitation of hundreds of orphaned children. Martin Luther King Jr has fought tooth and nail against the oppression of the blacks and he still continues to be a hero.

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 1 Barack Obama

Barack Obama.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 44th U.S. President
Birthdate: August 4, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Honolulu, Hawai, USA
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 2 Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 26th U.S. President
Birthdate: October 27, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States
Died: January 6, 1919

 3 Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Anti-Apartheid Activist, President of ANC and Former President of South Africa
Birthdate: July 18, 1918
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mvezo
Died: December 5, 2013

 4 Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa.
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Famous As: Founder of Missionaries of Charity
Birthdate: August 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skopje
Died: September 5, 1997
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 5 Aung San Suu Kyi

Aung San Suu Kyi.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political Leader (Freedom Fighter) of Myanmar
Birthdate: June 19, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Yangon, Myanmar
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 6 Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Anti-Apartheid Activist
Birthdate: October 7, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Klerksdorp, South Africa
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 7 Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: 28th U.S. President
Birthdate: December 28, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia, United States
Died: February 3, 1924
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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 8 Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Birthdate: March 2, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Privolnoye, Russia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 9 Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former UN Secretary General
Birthdate: April 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
Died: August 18, 2018
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 10 Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel.
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: September 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Transylvania
Died: July 2, 2016
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 11 Linus Pauling

Linus Pauling.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Chemist, Biochemist
Birthdate: February 28, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: August 19, 1994

 12 Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer.
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Famous As: Philosopher, Theologian
Birthdate: January 14, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kaysersberg
Died: September 4, 1965

 13 Abiy Ahmed

Abiy Ahmed.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister of Ethiopia
Birthdate: August 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beshasha, Ethiopia

 14 Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority
Birthdate: August 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cairo
Died: November 11, 2004

 15 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Africa’s First Elected Female Head of State
Birthdate: October 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Monrovia

 16 Norman Borlaug

Norman Borlaug.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Father of the Green Revolution
Birthdate: March 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cresco, Iowa
Died: September 12, 2009

 17 Jane Addams

Jane Addams.
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 6, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cedarville, Illinois, U.S.
Died: May 21, 1935

 18 Lech Walesa

Lech Walesa.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Poland
Birthdate: September 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Popowo, Gmina Tłuchowo, Poland

 19 Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Israel
Birthdate: August 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wiszniew, Poland
Died: September 28, 2016

 20 Yitzhak Rabin

Yitzhak Rabin.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 5th Prime Minister of Israel
Birthdate: March 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jerusalem
Died: November 4, 1995
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 21 George Marshall

George Marshall.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army
Birthdate: December 31, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Uniontown
Died: October 16, 1959

 22 Muhammad Yunus

Muhammad Yunus.
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Birthdate: June 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chittagong

 23 Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiaobo.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Chinese Human Rights Activist
Birthdate: December 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Changchun, China

 24 Lester B. Pearson

Lester B. Pearson.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 14th Prime Minister of Canada
Birthdate: April 23, 1897
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Newtonbrook, Toronto, Canada
Died: December 27, 1972

 25 Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Birthdate: April 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ihithe village, Tetu division, Nyeri District, Kenya
Died: September 25, 2011

 26 Juan Manuel Santos

Juan Manuel Santos.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: President of Colombia
Birthdate: August 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bogotá
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 27 Rigoberta Menchú

Rigoberta Menchú.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activist,Politician,Author
Birthdate: January 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Laj Chimel

 28 Willy Brandt

Willy Brandt.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Chancellor of Germany
Birthdate: December 18, 1913
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Lübeck
Died: October 8, 1992

 29 Kim Dae Jung

Kim Dae Jung.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of South Korea
Birthdate: January 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hauido, Sinan-gun
Died: August 18, 2009

 30 Henry Dunant

Henry Dunant.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Founder of the Red Cross
Birthdate: May 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: October 30, 1910

 31 John Hume

John Hume.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 18, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Derry, Northern Ireland
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)

 32 Menachem Begin

Menachem Begin.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Israel
Birthdate: August 16, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brest
Died: March 9, 1992

 33 Gustav Stresemann

Gustav Stresemann.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Chancellor of Germany
Birthdate: May 10, 1878
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: October 3, 1929

 34 Shirin Ebadi

Shirin Ebadi.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Human Rights Activist
Birthdate: June 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hamadan

 35 Cordell Hull

Cordell Hull.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Secretary of State, USA
Birthdate: October 2, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Olympus, Tennessee
Died: July 23, 1955

 36 Ralph Bunche

Ralph Bunche.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Political Scientist
Birthdate: August 7, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: December 9, 1971

 37 Leymah Gbowee

Leymah Gbowee.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Peace activist
Birthdate: February 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monrovia

 38 Martti Ahtisaari

Martti Ahtisaari.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of Finland
Birthdate: June 23, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Viipuri, Finland (now Vyborg, Russia)
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 39 Oscar Arias Sanchez

Oscar Arias Sanchez.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: President of Costa Rica
Birthdate: September 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Heredia, Costa Rica

 40 David Trimble

David Trimble.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: First Minister of Northern Ireland
Birthdate: October 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bangor
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 41 Mohamed ElBaradei

Mohamed ElBaradei.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Former Director of IAEA & Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Birthdate: June 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

 42 Carl von Ossietzky

Carl von Ossietzky.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: German Pacifist & Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Birthdate: October 3, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamburg
Died: May 4, 1938

 43 Betty Williams

Betty Williams.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Activists
Birthdate: May 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belfast

 44 Aristide Briand

Aristide Briand.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Prime Minister
Birthdate: March 28, 1862
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nantes
Died: April 7, 1932

 45 Joseph Rotblat

Joseph Rotblat
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Physicist
Birthdate: November 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: August 31, 2005

 46 Arthur Henderson

Arthur Henderson.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: September 13, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: October 20, 1935

 47 Frank B. Kellogg

Frank B. Kellogg.
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Lawyer, Politician
Birthdate: December 22, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Potsdam
Died: December 21, 1937

 48 Louis Renault

Louis Renault.
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Listed In: Business People
Famous As: Founder of Renault
Birthdate: February 12, 1877
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: October 24, 1944

 49 Jody Williams

Jody Williams.
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Political & Peace Activist
Birthdate: October 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rutland, Vermont, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 50 Nicholas Murray Butler

Nicholas Murray Butler.
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Famous As: Philosopher, Educator
Birthdate: April 2, 1862
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Elizabeth
Died: December 7, 1947