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Past Nobel Peace Prize winners - Sort by:
Past Nobel Peace Prize winners
Nobel Peace Prize recipients and why they won.
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10 Jun. 2008
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger won... more
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10 Jun. 2008
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Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger won in 1973 "for the 1973 Paris agreement intended to bring about a cease-fire in the Vietnam war and a withdrawal of the American forces". Then North Vietnamese General Le Duc Tho was also awarded the Peace Prize but declined to accept.

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5 Oct. 2006
Sean MacBride won in 1974 for "his strong interest... more
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21 Jul. 2004
Betty Williams won in 1976 for being founder of the... more
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14 Jan. 1985
Mother Teresa won in 1979 as a "leader of missionaries... more
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19 Apr. 2006
Adolfo Perez Esquivel won in 1980 for founding "non-violent... more
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2 Jun. 2009
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees won... more
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10 Dec. 2007
South African Anglican Archbishop Desmond Tutu won... more
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26 Jun. 2009
Writer and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel won in 1986... more
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19 Sep. 2006
Costa Rica President Oscar Arias Sanchez won in 1987... more
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9 Nov. 1999
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev won in 1990... more
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22 Sep. 2013
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi won in 1991 for "her non-violent... more
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18 May. 1999
Guatemalan activist Rigoberta Menchu won in 1992 for... more
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7 Aug. 1990
F.W. de Klerk (L) and Nelson Mandela won in 1993 for... more
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10 Dec. 1994
From left, Yasser Arafat, Shimon Peres and Yitzhak... more
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13 Oct. 1995
Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash Conferences on Science... more
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24 Sep. 1999
Jose Ramos Horta (L) and Ximenes won in 1996 for "their... more
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14 May. 1999
Jody Williams and the International Campaign to Ban... more
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9 Dec. 1998
John Hume (L) and David Trimble won in 1998 for "their... more
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25 Aug. 2006
Medecins Sans Frontieres won in 1999 "in recognition... more
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18 Aug. 2009
South Korean President Kim Dae Jung won in 2000 for... more
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23 Jan. 2007
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter won in 2002 for... more
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10 Oct. 2003
Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi won in 2003 for "her efforts... more
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9 Oct. 2004
Kenyan environmentalist Wangari Maathai won in 2004... more
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7 Oct. 2005
Mohamed ElBaradei and the International Atomic Energy... more
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13 Oct. 2006
Muhammad Yunus and Grameen Bank won in 2006 for "advancing... more
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29 Aug. 2008
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore and the Intergovernmental... more
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16 Jun. 2009
Former Finland President Martti Ahtisaari won in 2008... more
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9 Oct. 2009
U.S. President Barack Obama won in 2009 for "his extraordinary... more
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10 Dec. 2011
Yemeni human rights activist Tawakul Karman, Liberian... more
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21 Sep. 2016
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won in 2016... more
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