Famous Nobel Peace Prize - List of Famous Nobel Peace Prize

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.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Rudyard Kipling and Mother Teresa are a few Nobel Peace Prize winners.

The Most Famous Nobel Peace Prize

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Henry DunantMay 8, 1828SwissHenry Dunant or Jean Henri Dunant was a Swiss social and peace activist who founded the Red Cross and was the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize
Norman BorlaugMarch 25, 1914AmericanNorman Borlaug was an American biologist known as the “Father of the Green Revolution”
Muhammad YunusJune 28, 1940BangladeshiMuhammad Yunus is the founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and the recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize
Wangari MaathaiApril 1, 1940KenyanWangari Maathai was an environmentalist who won the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize Award
Barack ObamaAugust 4, 1961AmericanBarack Obama was the 44th President of the United States
Aung San Suu KyiJune 19, 1945BurmeseAung San Suu Kyi is the flag bearer of the pro-democracy movement in Myanmar
Albert SchweitzerJanuary 14, 1875FrenchAlbert Schweitzer was a German born French theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary
Alva MyrdalJanuary 31, 1902SwedishAlva Myrdal was a Swedish politician, diplomat and sociologist, best remembered as the winner of 1982 Nobel Prize for Peace
David TrimbleOctober 15, 1944BritishDavid Trimble is a British politician who was instrumental in finding a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict in Northern Ireland
Shimon PeresAugust 2, 1923IsraeliShimon Peres was a former Prime Minister and President of Israel

Yitzhak Rabin

Yitzhak Rabin was the 5th Prime Minister of Israel

IsraeliMarch 1, 1922114 views

Barack Obama

Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States

AmericanAugust 4, 1961244 views

Betty Williams

Betty Williams is a Nobel Peace Prize winner and the co-founder of Community of Peace People

Northern IrishMay 22, 1943151 views

Yasser Arafat

Yasser Arafat was the first President of the Palestinian National Authority

PalestinianAugust 24, 1929159 views

Desmond Tutu

Desmond Tutu is a South African social rights activist and retired Anglican bishop

Jody Williams

Jody Williams is an American political and peace activist

AmericanOctober 9, 1950151 views

Liu Xiaobo

Liu Xiaobo is a Chinese professor, writer, and human rights activist who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2010

ChineseDecember 28, 1955146 views

Martti Ahtisaari

Martti Oiva Kalevi Ahtisaari is a Finnish politician and former President of Finland

FinnsJune 23, 1937142 views

Mohamed ElBaradei

Mohamed ElBaradei is an Egyptian lawyer and diplomat who served as the Director General of the IAEA and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2005

EgyptianJune 17, 1942122 views

Mairead Maguire

Mairead Corrigan is a peace activist who co-founded Community for Peace People with Ciaran McKeown and Betty Williams

IrishJanuary 27, 1944100 views