List of Arab Nobel laureates

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People from the Arab countries have been the recipients in three of six award categories: Peace, Chemistry and Literature. The first Arab recipient, Anwar Sadat, was awarded the Peace Prize in 1978. The most recent recipient Tawakkol Karman was awarded to Peace prizes in 2011. One Arab laureate —Anwar Sadat – was president of his country when he was awarded the prize.

Anwar Sadat Egyptian president and Nobel Peace Prize recipient

Muhammad Anwar el-Sadat was the third President of Egypt, serving from 15 October 1970 until his assassination by fundamentalist army officers on 6 October 1981. Sadat was a senior member of the Free Officers who overthrew King Farouk in the Egyptian Revolution of 1952, and a close confidant of President Gamal Abdel Nasser, under whom he served as Vice President twice and whom he succeeded as President in 1970.

Tawakkol Karman Yemeni journalist, politician, human rights activist, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient

Tawakkol Abdel-Salam Karman is a Yemeni journalist, politician, and human rights activist. She leads the group "Women Journalists Without Chains," which she co-founded in 2005. She became the international public face of the 2011 Yemeni uprising that is part of the Arab Spring uprisings. In 2011, she was reportedly called the "Iron Woman" and "Mother of the Revolution" by some Yemenis. She is a co-recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, becoming the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Prize and the second youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to date.

Laureates

Arab World

YearImageLaureateCountryCategoryComment
1978 Anwar Sadat cropped.jpg Anwar El Sadat Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Peace First Egyptian Arab to win a Nobel Prize in Peace
1988 Necip Mahfuz.jpg Naguib Mahfouz Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Literature First Egyptian Arab to win a Nobel Prize in Literature
1994 ArafatEconomicForum.jpg Yasser Arafat Flag of Palestine.svg  State of Palestine Peace first Palestinian Arab in Nobel laureate in Peace
1999 Ahmed Zewail.jpg Ahmed Zewail Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Chemistry First Egyptian Arab to win a Nobel Prize in Science
2005 Mohamed ElBaradei.jpg Mohamed ElBaradei Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Peace Second Egyptian Arab to win a Nobel Prize in Peace
2011 Tawakkul Karman (2011).jpg Tawakkul Karman Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen Peace First Arab Muslim Women Nobel laureate in Peace
2015 Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Peace First Tunisian Nobel Prize

Diaspora

YearImageLaureateCountryCategoryComment
1960 Peter Brian Medawar.jpg Peter Medawar Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Medicine First half Lebanese to win a Nobel Prize in Medicine, He was From Christian Lebanese descent [3]
1990 E.J.Coreyx240.jpg Elias James Corey Flag of the United States.svg  United States Chemistry First Christian Lebanese descent in Nobel laureate in Chemistry [4]

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    An additional award, the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, was established in 1968 by the Bank of Sweden and was first awarded in 1969
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  3. "Sir Peter Medawar". New Scientist. 12 April 1984. Retrieved 27 February 2014.
  4. Elias James Corey – Autobiography