Who Won the Nobel Peace Prize?

The Nobel Peace Prize is one of five Nobel Prizes awarded yearly. According to Alfred Nobel's will, the Peace Prize should be awarded to "the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between the nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses".

The ceremony for the Nobel Peace Prize is held in December in Oslo, Norway.

Nobel Peace Prize Winners

YearNobel Peace Prize WinnerCountry
2016Juan Manuel SantosColombia
2015National Dialogue Quartet 
2014Kailash Satyarthi and Malala YousafzaiIndia/United Kingdom
2013Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons 
2012European Union 
2011Ellen Johnson SirleafLiberia
2011Leymah GboweeLiberia
2011Tawakkul KarmanYemen
2010Liu XiaoboChina
2009Barack ObamaUnited States
2008Martti AhtisaariFinland
2007Al GoreUnited States
2006Muhammad YunusBangladesh
2005Mohamed ElBaradeiEgypt
2004Wangari MaathaiKenya
2003Shirin EbadiIran
2002Jimmy CarterUnited States
2001Kofi AnnanGhana
2000Kim Dae-jungSouth Korea
1999Medecins Sans FrontieresBelgium
1998John HumeUnited Kingdom
1998David TrimbleUnited Kingdom
1997Jody WilliamsUnited States
1996Jose Ramos-HortaEast Timor
1996Carlos Filipe Ximenes BeloEast Timor
1995Joseph RotblatUnited Kingdom
1994Yasser ArafatPalestine
1994Shimon PeresIsrael
1994Yitzhak RabinIsrael
1993Frederik Willem de KlerkSouth Africa
1993Nelson MandelaSouth Africa
1992Rigoberta Menchu TumGuatemala
1991Aung San Suu KyiBurma
1990Mikhail GorbachevSoviet Union
1989Tenzin GyatsoTibet
1988United Nations Peacekeeping ForcesUnited States
1987Oscar Arias SanchezCosta Rica
1986Elie WieselUnited States
1985International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear WarUnited States
1984Desmond Mpilo TutuSouth Africa
1983Lech WalesaPoland
1982Alva MyrdalSweden
1982Alfonso Garcia RoblesMexico
1981Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesSwitzerland
1980Adolfo Perez EsquivelArgentina
1979Mother TeresaIndia
1978Menachem BeginIsrael
1978Anwar SadatEgypt
1977Amnesty InternationalUnited Kingdom
1976Mairead CorriganUnited Kingdom
1976Betty WilliamsUnited Kingdom
1975Andrei Dmitrievich SakharovSoviet Union
1974Sean MacBrideIreland
1974Eisaku SatoJapan
1973Henry KissingerUnited States
1973Le Duc ThoVietnam
1972NONE 
1971Willy BrandtGermany
1970Norman BorlaugUnited States
1969International Labour OrganizationSwitzerland
1968Rene CassinFrance
1967NONE 
1966NONE 
1965UNICEFUnited States
1964Martin Luther KingUnited States
1963International Committee of the Red CrossSwitzerland
1962Linus PaulingUnited States
1961Dag HammarskjoldSweden
1960Albert LutuliSouth Africa
1959Philip Noel-BakerUnited Kingdom
1958Georges PireBelgium
1957Lester Bowles PearsonCanada
1956NONE 
1955NONE 
1954Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for RefugeesSwitzerland
1953George C MarshallUnited States
1952Albert SchweitzerFrance
1951Leon JouhauxFrance
1950Ralph BuncheUnited States
1949Lord Boyd OrrUnited Kingdom
1948NONE 
1947Friends Service CouncilUnited Kingdom
1946Emily Greene BalchUnited States
1946John R MottUnited States
1945Cordell HullUnited States
1944International Committee of the Red CrossSwitzerland
1943NONE 
1942NONE 
1941NONE 
1940NONE 
1939NONE 
1938Nansen International Office for RefugeesSwitzerland
1937Robert CecilUnited Kingdom
1936Carlos Saavedra LamasArgentina
1935Carl von OssietzkyGermany
1934Arthur HendersonUnited Kingdom
1933Sir Norman AngellUnited Kingdom
1932NONE 
1931Jane AddamsUnited States
1931Nicholas Murray ButlerUnited States
1930Nathan SoderblomSweden
1929Frank B KelloggUnited States
1928NONE 
1927Ferdinand BuissonFrance
1927Ludwig QuiddeGermany
1926Aristide BriandFrance
1926Gustav StresemannGermany
1925Sir Austen ChamberlainUnited Kingdom
1925Charles G DawesUnited States
1924NONE 
1923NONE 
1922Fridtjof NansenNorway
1921Karl Hjalmar BrantingSweden
1921Christian Lous LangeNorway
1920Leon BourgeoisFrance
1919Woodrow WilsonUnited States
1918NONE 
1917International Committee of the Red CrossSwitzerland
1916NONE 
1915NONE 
1914NONE 
1913Henri La FontaineBelgium
1912Elihu RootUnited States
1911Tobias AsserNetherlands
1911Alfred FriedAustria
1910Permanent International Peace BureauSwitzerland
1909Auguste BeernaertBelgium
1909Paul Henri d'Estourn de ConstantFrance
1908Klas Pontus ArnoldsonSweden
1908Fredrik BajerDenmark
1907Ernesto Teodoro MonetaItaly
1907Louis RenaultFrance
1906Theodore RooseveltUnited States
1905Bertha von SuttnerAustria
1904Institute of International LawBelgium
1903Randal CremerUnited Kingdom
1902Elie DucommunSwitzerland
1902Albert GobatSwitzerland
1901Jean Henry DunantSwitzerland
1901Frederic PassyFrance