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 Martin Luther King Jr.

Martin Luther King Jr.
27
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Civil Rights Activist, Minister
Birthdate: January 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: April 4, 1968

 2 Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 26th president of the United States (1901-1909)
Birthdate: October 27, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: January 6, 1919

 3 Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
23
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 Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu
21
Famous As: Anti-Apartheid Activist
Birthdate: October 7, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Klerksdorp, South Africa
Died: December 26, 2021
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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 5 Mikhail Gorbachev

Mikhail Gorbachev
11
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)

 6 Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: August 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia
Died: September 5, 1997

 7 Woodrow Wilson

Woodrow Wilson
9
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 28th President of the United States
Birthdate: December 28, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia, United States
Died: February 3, 1924
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 8 Henry Kissinger

Henry Kissinger
18
Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Politician, Diplomat
Birthdate: May 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fürth, Germany
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 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

 11 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)

 12 Albert Schweitzer

Albert Schweitzer
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Famous As: Theologian, Polymath
Birthdate: January 14, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France
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 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 24th President of Liberia
Birthdate: October 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia

 15 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

 16 Norman Borlaug

Norman Borlaug
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Agronomist
Birthdate: March 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cresco, Iowa, United States
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 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

 19 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, Mandatory Palestine
Died: November 4, 1995

 20 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

 21 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

 22 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
Died: July 13, 2017

 23 Wangari Maathai

Wangari Maathai
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Listed In: Activists
Famous As: Political Activist
Birthdate: April 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ihithe, Kenya
Died: September 25, 2011

 24 Muhammad Yunus

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

 25 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)

 26 Rigoberta Menchú

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

 27 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

 28 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

 29 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)

 30 Andrei Sakharov

Andrei Sakharov
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Nuclear physicist
Birthdate: May 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 14, 1989

 31 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

 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 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

 36 Cordell Hull

Cordell Hull
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: 47th United States Secretary of State
Birthdate: October 2, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Olympus, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 23, 1955
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 37 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)

 38 Leymah Gbowee

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

 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 Carl von Ossietzky

Carl von Ossietzky
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Famous As: Journalist & Pacifist
Birthdate: October 3, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: May 4, 1938

 42 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

 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 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

 47 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

 48 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)

 49 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

 50 Emily Greene Balch

Emily Greene Balch
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Famous As: Social Activist
Birthdate: January 8, 1867
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Boston
Died: January 9, 1961