Nobel Peace Prize Winners 🕊️

List of all Nobel Peace Prize Winners since 1901 🕊️

A people free to choose will always choose peace

Not necessarily an outlook on the world you might associate with Ronald Reagan, but it was he who said it. It’s also not far from the viewpoint of Alfred Nobel (1833-1896) – Swedish founder of all Nobel prizes which were first awarded in 1901. The first of all Nobel Peace Prize Winners since 1901 was Henry Dunant for his role in founding the International Committee of the Red Cross.

Nobel invented dynamite. Strange then, that he is today most famous for being the founder of The Nobel Peace Prize. His pacifist beliefs led him to hope that mutually assured destruction by weapons containing dynamite would discourage nations from ever going to war. Sadly, that didn’t go too well.

  • Nobel prize for peace winners list compiled by Joe Connor and last updated 12 Feb 2021.

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Nobel Peace Prize Winners 🕊️ Year Key Facts Nationality / Country Order
Henry Dunant 1901 Co-founder of the Red Cross with Gustave Moynier. 🇨🇭 Switzerland / France 1st.
Frédéric Passy 1901 IPB Council Member. 🇫🇷 France 1st.
Élie Ducommun 1902 Shared award. Élie Ducommun was the IPB’s first Secretary-General. 🇨🇭 Switzerland 2nd.
Charles Albert Gobat 1902 Shared award. Albert Bobat was the IPB’s second Secretary-General. 🇨🇭 Switzerland 2nd.
Sir William Randal Cremer 1903 Co-founder of the International Arbitration League. 🇬🇧 Great Britain 3rd.
Institute of International Law. 1904 The ILL was founded by 11 lawyers in 1873 in Ghent, Belgium on has been nominated 59 times to date. Worldwide 4th.
Baroness Bertha von Suttner 1905 IPB Vice-President and founder of the permanent International Peace Bureau IPB Organization in Bern. 🇦🇹 Austria 5th.
Theodore Roosevelt 1906 Theodore Roosevelt was USA President 1901-1901. Won Noble peace prize for the 1905 Treaty of Portsmouth. 🇺🇸 USA 6th.
Ernesto T. Moneta 1907 Shared award. IPB Council Member. 🇮🇹 Italy 7th.
Louis Renault 1907 Shared award. 🇫🇷 France 7th.
Klas P. Arnoldson 1908 Shared award. 🇸🇪 Sweden 8th.
Fredrik Bajer 1908 Shared award. First IPB President. 🇩🇰 Denmark 8th.
Auguste M. F. Beernaert 1909 Shared award. 🇧🇪 Belgium 9th.
Paul H. B. B. d’Estournelles de Constant 1909 Shared award. 🇫🇷 France 9th.
International Peace Bureau. 1910 International Peace Bureau IPB Organization. International organization 10th.
Tobias M. C. Asser 1911 Shared award. IPB Council Member. 🇳🇱 Netherlands 11th.
Alfred H. Fried 1911 Shared award. IPB Council Member. 🇦🇹 Austria 11th.
Elihu Root 1912 🇺🇸 USA 12th.
Henri La Fontaine 1913 IPB President. 🇧🇪 Belgium 13th.
1914 NO Nobel Peace Prize Winners.
1915 NO Nobel Peace Prize Winners.
1916 NO Nobel Peace Prize Winners.
International Committee of the Red Cross. 1917 ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross humanitarian organization. The ICRC has won 3 Nobel peace prizes in 1917, 1944 and 1963. International organization 14th
1918 NO Nobel Peace Prize Winners.
Woodrow Wilson 1919 🇺🇸 USA 15th.
Léon V. A. Bourgeois 1920 🇫🇷 France 16th.
Karl H. Branting 1921 Shared award. 🇸🇪 Sweden 17th.
Christian L. Lange 1921 Shared award. 🇳🇴 Norway 17th.
Fridtjof Nansen 1922 🇳🇴 Norway 18th.
1923 NO Nobel Peace Prize Winners.
1924 NO Nobel Peace Prize Winners.
Sir J. Austen Chamberlain 1925 Shared award. 🇬🇧 Great Britain 19th.
Charles G. Dawes 1925 Shared award. 🇺🇸 USA 19th.
Aristide Briand 1926 Shared award. 🇫🇷 France 20th.
Gustav Stresemann 1926 Shared award. 🇩🇪 Germany 20th.
Ferdinand E. Buisson 1927 Shared award. 🇫🇷 France 21st.
Ludwig Quidde 1927 Shared award. IPB Council Member. 🇩🇪 Germany 21st.
1928 NO Nobel Peace Prize Winners.
Frank Billings Kellogg 1929 🇺🇸 USA 22nd.
Nathan Söderblom 1930 Lars Olof Jonathan (Nathan) Söderblom 🇸🇪 Sweden 23rd.
Jane Addams 1931 Shared award. 🇺🇸 USA 24th.
Nicholas Murray Butler 1931 Shared award. 🇺🇸 USA 24th.
NO Nobel Peace Prize Winners. 1932
Sir Norman Angell 1933 Sir Norman Angell (Ralph Lane) 🇬🇧 Great Britain 25th.
Arthur Henderson 1934 🇬🇧 Great Britain 26th.
Carl von Ossietzky 1935 🇩🇪 Germany 27th.
Carlos de Saavedra Lamas 1936 🇦🇷 Argentina 28th.
Viscount Cecil of Chelwood 1937 Cecil of Chelwood, Viscount (Lord Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne Cecil) 🇬🇧 Great Britain 29th.
Nansen International Office for Refugees. 1938 International organization. International organization 30th.
N0 1939 Nobel Peace Prize Winners. 1939 NO Nobel Peace Prize Winners.
N0 1940 Nobel Peace Prize Winners. 1940 NO Nobel Peace Prize Winners.
N0 1941 Nobel Peace Prize Winners. 1941 NO Nobel Peace Prize Winners.
N0 1942 Nobel Peace Prize Winners. 1942 NO Nobel Peace Prize Winners.
N0 1933 Nobel Peace Prize Winners. 1943 NO Nobel Peace Prize Winners.
International Committee of the Red Cross. 1944 ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross humanitarian organization.
The ICRC has won 3 Nobel peace prizes in 1917, 1944 and 1963.
International organization 31st.
Cordell Hull 1945 🇺🇸 USA 32nd.
Emily Greene Balch 1946 Shared award. 🇺🇸 USA 33rd.
John Raleigh Mott 1946 Shared award. 🇺🇸 USA 33rd.
Friends Service Council 1947 Shared award. The Quakers. 🇬🇧 Great Britain 34th.
American Friends Service Committee. 1947 Shared award. The Quakers. 🇺🇸 USA 34th.
N0 1948 Nobel Peace Prize Winners. 1948 NO Nobel Peace Prize Winners.
Lord John Boyd Orr of Brechin Mearns 1949 🇬🇧 Great Britain 35th
Ralph J. Bunche 1950 🇺🇸 USA 36th.
Léon Jouhaux 1951 🇫🇷 France 37th.
Albert Schweitzer 1952 🇫🇷 France 38th.
George Catlett Marshall 1953 🇺🇸 USA 39th.
Office of UN High Commission for Refugees. 1954 UN organization. 🇺🇳 UN 40th.
N0 1955 Nobel Peace Prize Winners. 1955 NO Nobel Peace Prize Winners.
N0 1956 Nobel Peace Prize Winners. 1956 NO Nobel Peace Prize Winners.
Lester Bowles Pearson 1957 🇨🇦 Canada 41st.
Georges Pire 1958 🇧🇪 Belgium 42nd.
Philip J. Noel-Baker 1959 IPB Vice-President. 🇬🇧 Great Britain 43rd.
Albert John Luthuli 1960 🇿🇦 South Africa 44th.
Dag Hammarskjöld 1961 Dag Hjalmar Agne Carl Hammarskjöld was Secretary General of UN. 🇸🇪 Sweden 45th.
Linus Carl Pauling 1962 IPB Vice-President. 🇺🇸 USA 46th.
International Committee of the Red Cross. 1963 ICRC International Committee of the Red Cross humanitarian organization.
The ICRC has won 3 Nobel peace prizes in 1917, 1944 and 1963.
International organization 47th.
League of Red Cross Societies. 1963 International organization. International organization 47th.
Martin Luther King Jr. 1964 🇺🇸 USA 48th.
UNICEF. 1965 UN organization.. 🇺🇳 UNICEF 49th.
N0 1966 Nobel Peace Prize Winners. 1966 NO Nobel Peace Prize Winners.
N0 1967 Nobel Peace Prize Winners. 1967 NO Nobel Peace Prize Winners.
René Cassin 1968 🇫🇷 France 50th.
International Labor Organization. 1969 International organization.. International organization 51st.
Norman E. Borlaug 1970 🇺🇸 USA 52nd.
Willy Brandt 1971 Willy Brandt was Chancellor of Germany (1969-1974). 🇩🇪 Germany 53rd.
N0 1972 Nobel Peace Prize Winners. 1972 NO Nobel Peace Prize Winner.
Henry Kissinger 1973 Shared award. 🇺🇸 USA 54th.
Le Duc Tho 1973 Shared award. North Vietnam 54th.
Eisaku Sato 1974 Shared award. 🇯🇵 Japan 55th.
Sean MacBride 1974 Shared award. Sean MacBridge was IPB Chairman (1968-1974) and President (1974-1985). Winner of the Lenin Peace Prize. Co-founder of Amnesty International. 🇮🇪 Ireland 55th.
Andrei Dmitrievich Sakharov 1975 🇷🇺 Russia 56th.
Mairead Corrigan 1976 Shared award. Northern Ireland 57th.
Betty Williams 1976 Shared award. Northern Ireland 57th.
Amnesty International 1977 Amnesty International is an international organization. International organization 58th.
Anwar Sadat 1978 Shared award. Anwar Sadat (1918-1981) was was the first Muslim Nobel prize laureate. He was President of Egypt (1970-1981) until he was assassinated on 6 October 1981 by Islambouli for signing the Camp David peace accords with Israel. Sadat shares the 1978 Nobel Prize for peace with Menachem Begin for reaching a peace treaty with Israel. 🇪🇬 Egypt 59th.
Menachem Begin 1978 Shared award. Menachem Begin (1913-1992) was Prime Minister of Israel (1977-1983) and shares the 1978 Nobel Prize for peace with Anwar Sadat for reaching a peace treaty with Israel. 🇮🇱 Israel 59th.
Mother Teresa of Calcutta 1979 🇦🇱 Albania / India. 60th.
Adolfo Pérez Esquivel 1980 🇦🇷 Argentina 61st.
Office of UN High Commission for Refugees. 1981 International organization. International organization 62nd.
Alva Myrdal 1982 Shared award. IPB Vice-President. 🇸🇪 Sweden 63rd.
Alfonso Garcia Robles 1982 Shared award. 🇲🇽 Mexico 63rd.
Lech Walesa 1983 President of Poland 🇵🇱 Poland 64th.
Bishop Desmond Tutu 1984 Bishop Desmond Mpilo Tutu 🇿🇦 South Africa 65th.
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. 1985 International organization. 🇺🇸 USA 66th.
Elie Wiesel 1986 Elie Wiesel (1928-2016) was a holocaust survivor, writer and political activist. Awarded the Nobel peace prize for his “practical work in the cause of peace”. 🇷🇴 Romania / United States 67th.
Oscar Arias Sanchez 1987 🇨🇷 Costa Rica 68th.
UN Peacekeeping Forces. 1988 UN organization.. International organization 69th.
Dalai Lama 1989 The 14th Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) Tibet 70th.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev 1990 As USSR President Mikhail Gorbachev was awarded the Nobel peace prize “for his leading role in the peace process which today characterizes important parts of the international community”. 🇷🇺 Russia 71st.
Aung San Suu Kyi 1991 Aung San Suu Kyi won the 1991 Nobel peace prize “for her non-violent struggle for democracy and human rights” in Myanmar (formerly Burma). 🇲🇲 Myanmar (Burma) 72nd.
Rigoberta Menchú 1992 Rigoberta Menchú won the Nobel peace prize “in recognition of her work for social justice and ethno-cultural reconciliation based on respect for the rights of indigenous peoples”. 🇬🇹 Guatemala 73rd.
Frederik Willem de Klerk 1993 Shared award. As President of South Africa Frederik Willem de Klerk shared the 1993 Nobel peace prize with Nelson Mandela “for their work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime, and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa”. 🇿🇦 South Africa 74th.
Nelson Mandela 1993 Shared award. Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) was jailed as a political prisoner for 27 years. As President of the ANC (African National Congress) he shared the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize with President Frederik Willem de Klerk. After reaching a deal on peaceful transition to majority rule De Klerk released Mandela who was elected President of South Africa (1994-1999). 🇿🇦 South Africa 74th.
Yasir Arafat 1994 Shared award. Yasir Arafat (1929-2004) was leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and President of the Palestinian National Authority. He shares the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize with Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East”. Palestine 75th.
Shimon Peres 1994 Shared award. Shimon Peres (1923-2016) was Foreign Minister of Israel and shares the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize with Yitzhak Rabin and Yasir Arafat “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East”. 🇮🇱 Israel 75th.
Yitzhak Rabin 1994 Shared award. Yitzhak Rabin (1922-1995) was Prime Minister of Israel and shares the 1994 Nobel Peace Prize with Yasir Arafat and Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East”. 🇮🇱 Israel 75th.
Joseph Rotblat 1995 Shared award. Polish physicist Joseph Rotblat (1908-2005) withdrew from the Manhattan project in 1943. He campaigned through the Pugwash movement, and shares the 1995 Nobel peace prize with them, against the development of nuclear weapons. 🇵🇱 Poland / Great Britain 76th.
Pugwash Conference. 1995 Shared award. Scholars against conflict share the 1995 Nobel peace prize with Joseph Rotblat for their efforts to “diminish the part played by nuclear arms in international politics and, in the longer run, to eliminate such arms”. International organization 76th.
Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo 1996 Shared award. Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo shared the Nobel Peace Prize with José Ramos-Horta for “their work towards a just and peaceful solution to the conflict in East Timor”. 🇹🇱 East Timor / Timor-Leste 77th.
José Ramos-Horta 1996 Shared award. José Ramos-Horta shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Bishop Carlos Ximenes Belo for “their work towards a just and peaceful solution to the conflict in East Timor”. 🇹🇱 East Timor / Timor-Leste 77th.
Jody Williams 1997 Shared award. Jody Williams was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize “for their work for the banning and clearing of anti-personnel mines”. 🇺🇸 USA 78th.
International Campaign to Ban Landmines. 1997 Shared award. ICBL, the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, won the 1977 Nobel peace prize for the banning and clearing of anti-personnel mines. International organization 78th.
John Hume 1998 Shared award. John Hume and David Trimble shared the 1998 Nobel Peace Prize for their efforts “to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland”. Northern Ireland 79th.
David Trimble 1998 Shared award. David Trimble and John Hume shared the 1998 Nobel prize for peace for their efforts “to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in Northern Ireland”. Northern Ireland 79th.
Médecins Sans Frontiéres 1999 MSF is also known in English as “Doctors without Borders” was awarded the 1999 Nobel peace prize “in recognition of the organization’s pioneering humanitarian work on several continents”. International organization 80th.
Kim Dae-jung 2000 Kim Dae-jung won the 2000 Nobel Peace Prize for “his work for democracy and human rights in South Korea and in East Asia in general, and for peace and reconciliation with North Korea in particular”. 🇰🇷 South Korea 81st.
The United Nations 2001 Shared award. The Nobel committee, in its centennial year shared the Nobel peace prize between the United Nations and and the UN Secretary General. The UN is an intergovernmental international organization dedicated to international peace and security, dispute arbitration, human rights, international law and more. 🇺🇳 UN 82nd.
Kofi Annan 2001 Shared award. UN Secretary General (1997-2006). Kofi Annan shared the 2001 Nobel Prize for Peace with the UN for prioritizing human rights and helping to revitalize the UN. 🇬🇭 Ghana 82nd.
James “Jimmy” Carter 2002 Former US president “Jimmy” Carter (1977-1981) received the 2002 Nobel peace prize for efforts through The Carter Center “to find peaceful solutions to international conflicts, to advance democracy and human rights, and to promote economic and social development”. He is the only US president to receive the award after leaving office. 🇺🇸 USA 83rd.
Shirin Ebadi 2003 Shirin Ebadi was awarded the 2003 Nobel prize for “her efforts for democracy and human rights, especially the rights of women and children, in Iran and the Muslim world in general”. 🇮🇷 Iran 84th.
Wangari Muta Maathai 2004 Wangari Maathai was awarded the 2004 Nobel Peace Prize “for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace”. 🇰🇪 Kenya 85th.
International Atomic Energy Agency. 2005 Shared award. IAEA International organization. 🇦🇹 Austria 86th.
Mohamed ElBaradei 2005 Shared award. As Director General of the IAEA Mohamed ElBaradei shares the 2005 Nobel peace prize with the International Atomic Energy Agency. 🇪🇬 Egypt 86th.
Muhammad Yunus 2006 Shared award. Muhammad Yunus shares the 2006 Nobel peace prize with Grameen Bank “for their efforts to create economic and social development from below”. 🇧🇩 Bangladesh 87th.
Grameen Bank 2006 Shared award. Grameen Bank shares the 2006 Nobel peace prize with Muhammad Yunus “for their efforts to create economic and social development from below”. 🇧🇩 Bangladesh 87th.
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. 2007 Shared award. International organization. 🇨🇭 Switzerland 88th.
Albert Arnold Gore Jr. 2007 Shared award. Albert Arnold Gore Jr. 🇺🇸 USA 88th.
Martti Ahtisaari 2008 Martti Ahtisaari, President of Finland (1994-2000), won the 2008 Nobel award “for his important efforts, on several continents and over more than three decades, to resolve international conflicts”. 🇫🇮 Finland 89th.
Barack Obama 2009 Barack Obama, former US President (2009-2016), was awarded the Nobel peace prize for “for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples”. 🇺🇸 USA 90th.
Liu Xiaobo 2010 Liu Xiaobo (1955-2017) was a Chinese human rights activist and awarded the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize “for his long and non-violent struggle for fundamental human rights in China”. 🇨🇳 China 91st.
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf 2011 Shared award. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf shares the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize with Leymah Gbowee and Tawakkol Karman, three female political activists for their persistence in obtaining equal rights for women in Africa and Asia. 🇱🇷 Liberia 92nd.
Leymah Gbowee 2011 Shared award. Leymah Gbowee shares the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkol Karman, three female political activists for their persistence in obtaining equal rights for women in Asia and Africa. 🇱🇷 Liberia 92nd.
Tawakkol Karman 2011 Shared award. Tawakkol Karman shares the 2011 Nobel prize for peace with Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Leymah Gbowee. These three female political activists won the award for their persistence in obtaining equal rights for women in Africa and Asia. 🇾🇪 Yemen 92nd.
European Union 2012 The EU was awarded the 2012 Nobel peace prize for its contribution to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe over sixty years. 🇪🇺 EU 93rd
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. 2013 International organization. International organization 94th.
Kailash Satyarthi 2014 Shared award. Kailash Satyarthi is a children’s rights and education activist, the first natural born Indian Nobel peace laureate. He shared the 2014 Nobel peace prize with Malala Yousafzai for their efforts on the rights of children to education. 🇮🇳 India 95th.
Malala Yousafzai 2014 Shared award. Malala Yousafzai is a female rights campaigner and the youngest Nobel peace prize winner. She shared the prize with Kailash Satyarthi for their efforts on the rights of children to education. 🇵🇰 Pakistan 95th.
Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet. 2015 A group of 4 civil society organizations were awarded the 2015 Nobel peace prize for their contribution to building a pluralistic democracy in Tunisia following the 2011 Jasmine Revolution. 🇹🇳 Tunisia 96th.
Juan Manuel Santos. 2016 Juan Manuel Santos, President of Colombia 2010-2018, was the sole recipient of the 2016 Nobel prize for his efforts negotiating with the FARC guerrillas which lead to a peace deal. 🇨🇴 Colombia 97th.
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. 2017 ICAN won the 2017 Nobel peace prize “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons.” International organization 98th.
Denis Mukwege 2018 Shared award. Denis Mukwege was the first Congolese Nobel peace prize laureate. He shared the prize with Nadia Murad for their efforts to end sexual violence in armed conflicts. 🇨🇩 Democratic Republic of the Congo 99th.
Nadia Murad 2018 Shared award. Nadia Murad was the first Iraqi and Yazidi to be awarded a Nobel peace prize. She shared the award with Denis Mukwege for their “efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict”. 🇮🇶 Iraq 99th.
Abiy Ahmed Ali 2019 Abiy Ahmed Ali, the current Prime Minister of Ethiopia, was awarded Nobel peace prize for his efforts to end conflict with neighboring Eritrea. 🇪🇹 Ethiopia 100th
World Food Programme (WFP) 2020

for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.

International organization 101st
2021 The 2021 Nobel Prize for Peace will be announced during October 2021.

6 Nobel Peace Prize Contenders Who Didn't Win a Nobel Peace Prize.

6 Nobel Peace Prize Contenders Who Didn’t Win a Nobel Peace Prize.

  1. Mahatma Gandhi: Indian leader, was nominated five times and the Nobel committee regrets he never won.
  2. U Thant: UN Secretary General was in line for the award in 1965, which was awarded UNICEF, and in 1966 & 1967 when the Nobel peace prize committee did not make awards.
  3. Václav Havel: First President of the Czech Republic following the peaceful Velvet Revolution may well have missed out because fellow dissident Lech Walesa won the award in 1983.
  4. Ken Saro-Wiwa: Nigerian famous for his efforts to protect his Ogoni people and environment from exploitation from crude oil extraction.
  5. Eleanor Roosevelt: Advocate for civil rights and world peace. She was the first head of the UN Human Rights Commission. Nominated in 1947 and 1955.
  6. Corazon Aquino: Elected as the first female president of the Philippines following the peaceful People Power Revolution which ousted the autocratic ruler Ferdinand Marcos. She was Time magazine’s 1986 Person of the Year and nominated for the Nobel peace prize which went to Elie Wiesel that year.

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