Most Famous Laureates

 

Martin Luther King Jr.
Nobel Peace Prize 1964

American Pastor who fought for the United States government to declare racial discrimination policy illegal in the Southern States. His dream was that all people of the United States be judged by their personal qualities and not by the color of their skin. Martin Luther King Jr. received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964. He was assassinated four years later.

 

Malala Yousafzai
Nobel Peace Prize 2014

Young Pakistani woman who received the 2014 Nobel Prize for her fight in the defense of Women's Rights, as well as for the right of all children to education. Malala became the youngest person to receive this recognition, which was granted when she was 17 years old.

 

 

Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Nobel Peace Prize 1979

Catholic nun of Albanian origin who for more than 45 years served the poor, sick, orphans and dying. Thanks to this, and to the humanitarian role she played in the city of Calcutta (India), she received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and the highest civilian award in the country, the Bharat Ratna, in 1980.

 

Nelson Mandela
Nobel Peace Prize 1993

South African politician who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 for his work for the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime and for laying the foundations for a new democratic South Africa. Mandela shared the award with the then President of the African country Frederik de Klerk, who would release him from prison to work together in the peaceful transition towards a majority government.

 

Elie Wiesel
Nobel Peace Prize 1986

Author, philosopher and Jewish humanist who dedicated his life to bear witness to the genocide committed by the Nazis during World War II. Wiesel, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986, dreamed that the world would remember and learn from the Holocaust. For the philosopher it was fundamental to fight against indifference and the attitude of "this does not correspond to me" to achieve peace.

 

Tenzin Gyatso. 14th Dalai Lama
Nobel Peace Prize 1989

Political and religious leader who since 1959 has been in charge of the non-violent opposition to the Chinese occupation of Tibet. The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1989 "for his constant resistance to the use of violence in the struggle of his people to regain freedom." After being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize he presented a plan for the restoration of peace and human rights in Tibet, which was rejected by the Chinese government.