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
|Henry Dunant||May 8, 1828||Swiss||Henry 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 Borlaug||March 25, 1914||American||Norman Borlaug was an American biologist known as the “Father of the Green Revolution”|
|Muhammad Yunus||June 28, 1940||Bangladeshi||Muhammad Yunus is the founder of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and the recipient of the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize|
|Wangari Maathai||April 1, 1940||Kenyan||Wangari Maathai was an environmentalist who won the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize Award|
|Barack Obama||August 4, 1961||American||Barack Obama was the 44th President of the United States|
|Aung San Suu Kyi||June 19, 1945||Burmese||Aung San Suu Kyi is the flag bearer of the pro-democracy movement in Myanmar|
|Albert Schweitzer||January 14, 1875||French||Albert Schweitzer was a German born French theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary|
|Alva Myrdal||January 31, 1902||Swedish||Alva Myrdal was a Swedish politician, diplomat and sociologist, best remembered as the winner of 1982 Nobel Prize for Peace|
|David Trimble||October 15, 1944||British||David Trimble is a British politician who was instrumental in finding a peaceful solution to the ongoing conflict in Northern Ireland|
|Shimon Peres||August 2, 1923||Israeli||Shimon Peres was a former Prime Minister and President of Israel|