Nobel Peace Prize Winners

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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.
(African-American Civil Rights Movement Leader Who Used Civil Disobedience to Combat Racism)
Martin Luther King Jr.
79
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 15, 1929
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Died: April 4, 1968
 2 
Theodore Roosevelt
(26th President of the United States (1901-1909))
Theodore Roosevelt
53
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 27, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: January 6, 1919
 3 
Mikhail Gorbachev
(Former General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union)
Mikhail Gorbachev
28
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 2, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Privol'noe, Russia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 4 
Woodrow Wilson
(28th President of the United States (1913 - 1921))
Woodrow Wilson
29
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 28, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia, United States
Died: February 3, 1924
 5 
Malala Yousafzai
(Women's Rights Activist, World's Youngest Nobel Prize Laureate)
Malala Yousafzai
130
Birthdate: July 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mingora, Pakistan
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 6 
Desmond Tutu
(First Black African Archbishop of Cape Town & Nobel Peace Prize Winner)
Desmond Tutu
57
Birthdate: October 7, 1931
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Klerksdorp, South Africa
Died: December 26, 2021
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Mother Teresa
(Roman Catholic Nun, Founder and Active Member of the ‘Missionaries of Charity’)
Mother Teresa
168
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia
Died: September 5, 1997
 8 
Kofi Annan
(Former UN Secretary General)
Kofi Annan
16
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 8, 1938
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kumasi, Ghana
Died: August 18, 2018
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 9 
Linus Pauling
(One of the Greatest Scientists of All Time & Winner of Two Nobel Prizes)
Linus Pauling
7
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 28, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: August 19, 1994
 10 
Elie Wiesel
( Author, Holocaust Survivor, Political Activist and Winner of 1986 Nobel Peace Prize)
Elie Wiesel
10
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sighetu Marmației, Romania
Died: July 2, 2016
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 11 
Henry Kissinger
(56th United States Secretary of State (1973-77))
Henry Kissinger
40
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fürth, Germany
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 12 
George Marshall
(3rd United States Secretary of Defense)
George Marshall
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 31, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 16, 1959
 13 
Abiy Ahmed
(Prime Minister of Ethiopia)
Abiy Ahmed
31
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beshasha, Ethiopia
 14 
Albert Schweitzer
(Physician and Founder of the “Albert Schweitzer Hospital” in Lambaréné,)
Albert Schweitzer
12
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 14, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France
Died: September 4, 1965
 15 
Norman Borlaug
(American Agronomist and Winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1970)
Norman Borlaug
10
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 25, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cresco, Iowa, United States
Died: September 12, 2009
 16 
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
(24th President of Liberia (2006 - 2018))
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia
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 17 
Yitzhak Rabin
(5th Prime Minister of Israel)
Yitzhak Rabin
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
Died: November 4, 1995
 18 
Lech Walesa
(Former President of Poland)
Lech Walesa
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Popowo, Gmina Tłuchowo, Poland
 19 
Shimon Peres
(Former President of Israel)
Shimon Peres
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wiszniew, Poland
Died: September 28, 2016
 20 
Fridtjof Nansen
(Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the First High Commissioner for Refugees Appointed by the League of Nations)
Fridtjof Nansen
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 10, 1861
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: May 13, 1930
 21 
Jane Addams
(Reformer and Social Activist Who Became the First American Woman to be Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize)
Jane Addams
6
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: September 6, 1860
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cedarville, Illinois, U.S.
Died: May 21, 1935
 22 
Wangari Maathai
(The First African Woman to Receive 'Nobel Peace Prize')
Wangari Maathai
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ihithe, Kenya
Died: September 25, 2011
 23 
Yasser Arafat
(1st President of the Palestinian National Authority)
Yasser Arafat
25
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cairo
Died: November 11, 2004
 24 
Rigoberta Menchú
(Guatemalan Human Rights Activist and Winner of the 1992 Nobel Peace Prize )
Rigoberta Menchú
20
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Laj Chimel, Guatemala
 25 
Liu Xiaobo
(Chinese Human Rights Activist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate)
Liu Xiaobo
3
Birthdate: December 28, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Changchun, China
Died: July 13, 2017
 26 
Henry Dunant
(Swiss Humanitarian, Businessman and Co-Founder of the 'Red Cross')
Henry Dunant
3
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: October 30, 1910
 27 
Menachem Begin
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)
Menachem Begin
7
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 16, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brest
Died: March 9, 1992
 28 
Juan Manuel Santos
(President of Colombia)
Juan Manuel Santos
7
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: August 10, 1951
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bogotá
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 29 
Andrei Sakharov
(Soviet Nuclear Physicist, Dissident and Winner of the 1975 Nobel Prize for Peace)
Andrei Sakharov
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 14, 1989
 30 
Kim Dae Jung
(Former President of South Korea)
Kim Dae Jung
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 6, 1924
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hauido, Sinan-gun
Died: August 18, 2009
 31 
Louis Renault
(Founder of Renault)
Louis Renault
1
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 12, 1877
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: October 24, 1944
 32 
Muhammad Yunus
(Bangladeshi Econimist Who Won Nobel Peace Prize for Founding the 'Grameen Bank' & Pioneering the Concepts of Microfinance)
Muhammad Yunus
8
Birthdate: June 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chittagong
 33 
Gustav Stresemann
(Chancellor of Germany)
Gustav Stresemann
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 10, 1878
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: October 3, 1929
 34 
Ralph Bunche
(Political Scientist)
Ralph Bunche
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 7, 1904
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Died: December 9, 1971
 35 
Cordell Hull
(47th United States Secretary of State)
Cordell Hull
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 2, 1871
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Olympus, Tennessee, United States
Died: July 23, 1955
 36 
Shirin Ebadi
(Human Rights Activist)
Shirin Ebadi
12
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hamadan
 37 
Bertha von Suttner
(Austrian-Bohemian Pacifist, Novelist and the First Woman to be Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize)
Bertha von Suttner
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: June 9, 1843
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: The Golz-Kinsky Palace, Prague, Czechia
Died: June 21, 1914
 38 
Leymah Gbowee
(Peace activist)
Leymah Gbowee
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: February 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia
 39 
Martti Ahtisaari
(Former President of Finland)
Martti Ahtisaari
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: June 23, 1937
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Viipuri, Finland (now Vyborg, Russia)
 40 
José Ramos-Horta
(4th President of East Timor)
José Ramos-Horta
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 26, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dili, Timor-Leste
 41 
David Trimble
(Former Northern Irish First Minister Who Won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1998)
David Trimble
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bangor
Died: July 25, 2011
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
 42 
Betty Williams
(Activists)
Betty Williams
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belfast
Died: March 17, 2020
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 43 
Mohamed ElBaradei
(Former Director of IAEA & Nobel Peace Prize Winner)
Mohamed ElBaradei
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt
 44 
Oscar Arias Sanchez
(President of Costa Rica)
Oscar Arias Sanchez
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Heredia, Costa Rica
 45 
Aristide Briand
(Prime Minister)
Aristide Briand
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 28, 1862
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nantes
Died: April 7, 1932
 46 
Carl von Ossietzky
(German Journalist, Pacifist and Winner of 1935 Nobel Peace Prize)
Carl von Ossietzky
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 3, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: May 4, 1938
 47 
Joseph Rotblat
(Polish Physicist Known for His Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Which Won Him the 1995 Nobel Peace Prize)
Joseph Rotblat
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: August 31, 2005
 48 
Frank B. Kellogg
(Lawyer, Politician)
Frank B. Kellogg
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: December 22, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Potsdam
Died: December 21, 1937
 49 
Jody Williams
(Political & Peace Activist)
Jody Williams
1
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: October 9, 1950
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rutland, Vermont, United States
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 50 
Arthur Henderson
(Politician)
Arthur Henderson
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1863
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glasgow
Died: October 20, 1935