Top 10 Nobel Peace Prize Winners

10 of the greatest Nobel Peace Prize winners

  1. Mikhail Gorbachev (1990) For the transition of Soviet Communism to democracy and allowing freedom for Eastern Europe.
  2. Nelson Mandela (1993). Awarded jointly with F W de Klerk, Nelson Mandela was awarded peace prize for his role in ending apartheid and making a peaceful transition to full democracy.
  3. Mother Teresa (1979) For her work in serving the poor in India and other parts of the world.
  4. Woodrow Wilson (1919) For his role in founding the League of Nations, the forerunner of the United Nations
  5. Amnesty International. For its work in preventing torture and abuses of human rights.
  6. Desmond Tutu (1984). For his role in non violently opposing the apartheid system.
  7. Martin Luther King (1964). For the peaceful opposition to racial discrimination
  8. The 14th Dalai Lama.(1989) For peaceful resistance to Chinese rule in Tibet
  9. Shirin Ebadi. (2003) Iranian lawyer working for human rights in Iran.
  10. Kofi Annan (2001) United Nations Secretary General from 1997-2007
  11. Jimmy Carter (2002) For lifetime’s work for peace.


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