Nobel Prize Biographies. Biography

Woodrow_Wilson Woodrow Wilson – (1919) For his role in founding the League of Nations, the forerunner of the United Nations.

Albert_Schweitzer Albert Schweitzer (1952) For his philosophy of Reverence for life. He founded the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Gabon, west-central Africa.

Martin_Luther_King_Jr Martin Luther King (1964). For the peaceful opposition to racial discrimination.

Betty Williams Betty_Williams and Mairead Corrigan (1976). Co-recipient with Mairead Corrigan for their work founding the Community of Peace People, an organization dedicated to promoting a peaceful resolution to the Troubles in Northern Ireland.

amnesty-international Amnesty International (1977) For its work in preventing torture and abuses of human rights.

MotherTeresa_ Mother Teresa (1979) For her work in serving the poor in India and other parts of the world.

Desmond_tutu Desmond Tutu (1984). For his role in non violently opposing the apartheid system.

dalai-lama The 14th Dalai Lama (1989) For peaceful resistance to Chinese rule in Tibet.

gorbachev Mikhail Gorbachev (1990) For the transition of Soviet Communism to democracy and allowing freedom for Eastern Europe.

aung-san-suu Aung San Suu Kyi (1991) Burmese Opposition leader committed to democracy.

Nelson_Mandela Nelson Mandela (1993). Awarded jointly with F W de Klerk, Nelson Mandela was awarded the peace prize for his role in ending apartheid and making a peaceful transition to full democracy.

Kofi_Annan Kofi Annan (2001) United Nations Secretary General from 1997-2007. For his work at promoting peace and conflict resolution. Personally great skills in mediation and remaining calm.

shirin-ebadi Shirin Ebadi. (2003) Iranian lawyer working for human rights in Iran.

Citation: Pettinger, Tejvan. “Nobel Peace Prize winners”, Oxford, UK – www.biographyonline.net. Published 27th November 2014. Last updated 18 February 2018.

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