Noble Peace Prize is awarded every year to the most eligible candidate from all over the world who has contributed heavily in peace. This peace award is one of the five noble prizes which are awarded every year on 10th December in Oslo City Hall. Noble prize was stated by Swedish industrialist and armaments manufacturer Alfred Nobel. This award was started in the year 1901 and since then it is an annual award presented to the most eligible candidate in the field of Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature and Peace. So here is our list of the top ten Americans that won the Noble peace prize.
10. Linus Carl Pauling
Our list of the top ten Americans that won Noble peace prize starts with American peace activist and chemist Linus Carl Pauling. He was born on 28th February 1901 in Oregon, United States. He was awarded the Noble peace prize in the year 1962. In fact he is the only person who has won two unshared Noble prize. He was also awarded the Noble prize for chemistry in 1954. Linus Carl Pauling is one of the most famous scientists of the 20th century. He is the author of the famous book named as No More War. Linus Carl Pauling died at the age of 93 on 19th August 1994 in California, United States.
9. Jody Williams
The next American who is in our list is Jody Williams. She is one of the famous American politicians who won Noble peace prize in the year 1997. Jody Williams was born on 9th October 1950 in Vermont, United States. She is the founding coordinator of the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) in 1992. She was awarded the Noble peace prize for her amazing work in banning the antipersonnel landmines. She made a lot of effort in the field of human rights for women. She rose concerned to increase the security for women. Even today she has been working hard in contributing to the betterment of the society.
8. Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt is the American that we have at the number eighth spot in our list. Theodore Roosevelt was born on 27th October 1858 in New York City, United States. He was awarded the Noble peace prize in the year 1906 for her amazing work in negotiating a peace treaty that ended the war between the Russia and Japan. The ending of this war made a lot peace in the various corners of the world. He was the 26th president of the United States and was in the office from 1901 to 1909. He left this world on 6th January 1919 at the age of 60 in Oyster Bay, United States.
7. Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison is at the number seventh spot in our list. She was born on 18th February 1931 in Ohio, United States. The birth name of this famous lady is Chloe Ardelia Wofford. She has been a well-known American novelist and editor. She was awarded the Noble peace prize in the year 1993. In fact Toni Morrison is the first black women to have been awarded the Noble prize. Her famous novels are Song of Solomon, Beloved, Sula and The Bluest Eye.
6. Ralph Bunche
Ralph Bunche was born on 7th August 1903 in Detroit, Michigan. He is one of the America’s famous political scientists who won the prestigious Noble peace prize in the year 1950 for the mediation he did in Israel. He is in fact the first American African who was awarded the noble prize. He worked really hard in resolving the Arab Israel conflict which led to the peace in these countries. He has also worked towards formation and administration of United Nations. He died in the New York City, United States on 9th December 1971 at the age of 68.
5. Al Gore
The next American in our list is Al Gore. The birth name of this famous personality is Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. He was born on 31st March 1948 in Washington, United States. He is the member of the Democratic political party and he was also the 45th Vice President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. He also participated in the presidential election in the year 2000 but could not win the election. He won the Noble peace prize in the year 2007 for his untiring effort in the field of climate change activism. He laid the foundation for some of the measures that were taken so as to neutralise these changes.
4. Martin Luther King, Jr
The next American in our list is Martin Luther King, Jr. He was born on 15th January 1929 in Georgia, United States. He is one of the most famous American leader and clergyman who worked a lot in the African American civil rights movement. He won the Noble peace prize in the year 1964. In fact he is the youngest African American to win a Nobel Prize. He worked for combating the inequality which was very much there at that time through the non-violence. He left this world at the age of 39 in Tennessee, United States on 4th April 1968.
3. Barack Obama
Barack Hussein Obama II who is the current president of the United States is at the number third spot in our list of the top ten Americans that won the Noble peace prize. He is now lined up to serve his second term as the United States President from the year 2013. While being the president of the United States, he was awarded the prestigious Noble peace prize in the year 2009 for the work he did in strengthening the international diplomacy and the sense of cooperation among the people. He is also being praised for having a nuclear weapon free world.
2. Jimmy Carter
The 39th president of United States named as Jimmy Carter is at the second spot in our list. He was in the office from 20th January 1977 to 20th January 1981. He was born on 1st October 1924 in Georgia, United States. He is the member of the Diplomatic political party. He was awarded the Noble peace prize in the year 2002 and is in fact the only United States president to have won the Noble peace prize after leaving the office. He has worked for finding solutions of many international conflicts and promoting the human rights. The most praised work of Jimmy Carter is the peace treaty between Israel and Egypt.
1. Woodrow Wilson
Our list of the top ten American that won the Noble peace prize has the 28th president of the United States Thomas Woodrow Wilson at the number first spot. He was born on 28th December 1856, in Virginia and then was in the office as the United States president from March 4, 1913 to March 4, 1921. This great American politician left this world on February 3, 1924 at the age of 67 in Washington, United States. He was awarded the Noble peace prize in the year 1919 for the peace work that he did in founding the League of Nations. He is been highly praised for his work in this field.