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.
(African-American Civil Rights Movement Leader Who Used Civil Disobedience to Combat Racism)

Martin Luther King Jr.
69
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
40
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 27, 1858
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, United States
Died: January 6, 1919

 3 
Woodrow Wilson
(28th President of the United States (1913 - 1921))

Woodrow Wilson
23
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 28, 1856
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Staunton, Virginia, United States
Died: February 3, 1924

 4 
Malala Yousafzai
(Women's Rights Activist, World's Youngest Nobel Prize Laureate)

Malala Yousafzai
86
Birthdate: July 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Mingora, Pakistan
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)

 5 
Mikhail Gorbachev
(President of the Soviet Union (1990-91))

Mikhail Gorbachev
22
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 2, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Privol'noe, Russia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 6 
Desmond Tutu
(First Black African Archbishop of Cape Town & Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

Desmond Tutu
37
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
104
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 26, 1910
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Skopje, North Macedonia
Died: September 5, 1997
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 8 
Kofi Annan
(Former UN Secretary General)

Kofi Annan
15
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
(Chemist, Biochemist)

Linus Pauling
5
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: February 28, 1901
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Portland, Oregon, United States
Died: August 19, 1994

 10 
Elie Wiesel
(Writer)

Elie Wiesel
5
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: September 30, 1928
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sighetu Marmației, Romania
Died: July 2, 2016
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)

 11 
George Marshall
(United States Secretary of Defense (1950-51))

George Marshall
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 31, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Uniontown, Pennsylvania, United States
Died: October 16, 1959

 12 
Abiy Ahmed
(Prime Minister of Ethiopia)

Abiy Ahmed
15
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Beshasha, Ethiopia

 13 
Albert Schweitzer
(Physician and Founder of the “Albert Schweitzer Hospital” in Lambaréné,)

Albert Schweitzer
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 14, 1875
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kaysersberg-Vignoble, France
Died: September 4, 1965

 14 
Henry Kissinger
(56th United States Secretary of State (1973-77))

Henry Kissinger
35
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: May 27, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Fürth, Germany
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)

 15 
Norman Borlaug
(Agronomist)

Norman Borlaug
8
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)

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 29, 1938
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Monrovia, Liberia
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 17 
Lech Walesa
(Former President of Poland)

Lech Walesa
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 1943
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Popowo, Gmina Tłuchowo, Poland

 18 
Shimon Peres
(Former President of Israel)

Shimon Peres
4
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Wiszniew, Poland
Died: September 28, 2016

 19 
Fridtjof Nansen
(Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and the First High Commissioner for Refugees Appointed by the League of Nations)

Fridtjof Nansen
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: October 10, 1861
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Oslo, Norway
Died: May 13, 1930

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

 21 
Wangari Maathai
(The First African Woman to Receive 'Nobel Peace Prize')

Wangari Maathai
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: April 1, 1940
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ihithe, Kenya
Died: September 25, 2011

 22 
Yitzhak Rabin
(5th Prime Minister of Israel)

Yitzhak Rabin
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: March 1, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Jerusalem, Mandatory Palestine
Died: November 4, 1995

 23 
Yasser Arafat
(1st President of the Palestinian National Authority)

Yasser Arafat
19
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 24, 1929
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cairo
Died: November 11, 2004

 24 
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

 25 

Rigoberta Menchú
14
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 9, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Laj Chimel, Guatemala

 26 
Juan Manuel Santos
(President of Colombia)

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

 27 
Henry Dunant
(Co-Founder of the Red Cross)

Henry Dunant
2
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 8, 1828
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: October 30, 1910

 28 
Andrei Sakharov
(Nuclear physicist)

Andrei Sakharov
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: May 21, 1921
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: December 14, 1989

 29 
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

 30 
Menachem Begin
(Former Prime Minister of Israel)

Menachem Begin
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 16, 1913
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brest
Died: March 9, 1992

 31 
Louis Renault
(Founder of Renault)

Louis Renault
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: February 12, 1877
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Paris
Died: October 24, 1944

 32 
Gustav Stresemann
(Chancellor of Germany)

Gustav Stresemann
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 10, 1878
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Berlin
Died: October 3, 1929

 33 
Shirin Ebadi
(Human Rights Activist)

Shirin Ebadi
8
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hamadan

 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

Muhammad Yunus
7
Birthdate: June 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Chittagong

 36 
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

 37 
Bertha von Suttner
(Writer, Pacifist)

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
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 41 
Oscar Arias Sanchez
(President of Costa Rica)

Oscar Arias Sanchez
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Heredia, Costa Rica

 42 
Mohamed ElBaradei
(Former Director of IAEA & Nobel Peace Prize Winner)

Mohamed ElBaradei
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: June 17, 1942
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cairo, Egypt

 43 
David Trimble
(First Minister of Northern Ireland)

David Trimble
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 15, 1944
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Bangor
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)

 44 
Betty Williams
(Activists)

Betty Williams
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 22, 1943
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Belfast
Died: March 17, 2020

 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 
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

 47 
Carl von Ossietzky
(Journalist & Pacifist)

Carl von Ossietzky
2
Birthdate: October 3, 1889
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
Died: May 4, 1938

 48 
Joseph Rotblat
(Physicist)

Joseph Rotblat
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: November 4, 1908
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Warsaw, Poland
Died: August 31, 2005

 49 
Jody Williams
(Political & Peace Activist)

Jody Williams
0
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