List of head of government and state Nobel laureates

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This is a list of all the 27 heads of state and heads of government who have received the Nobel Prize. Excepting Winston Churchill who received the Literature Prize, all the others were awarded with a Nobel Peace Prize.


In office

Nobelist [1] Prize [1] Country [1] Status [1] Year [1]
President Theodore Roosevelt, 1904.jpg Theodore Roosevelt Peace Flag of the United States.svg  United States 26th President of the United States 1906
President Woodrow Wilson portrait December 2 1912.jpg Woodrow Wilson 28th President of the United States 1919
Hjalmar branting stor bild.jpg Hjalmar Branting Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Prime Minister of Sweden 1921
Churchill portrait NYP 45063.jpg Winston Churchill Literature Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1953
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F057884-0009, Willy Brandt.jpg Willy Brandt Peace Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany Chancellor of Federal Republic of Germany 1971
Anwar Sadat cropped.jpg Anwar Sadat Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt President of Egypt 1978
Menachem Begin 2.jpg Menachem Begin Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Prime Minister of Israel 1978
OscarArias.jpg Óscar Arias Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica President of Costa Rica 1987
RIAN archive 359290 Mikhail Gorbachev.jpg Mikhail Gorbachev Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union President of the Soviet Union 1990
F. W. de Klerk 2012.jpg Frederik Willem de Klerk Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg  South Africa State President of South Africa 1993
Yitzhak Rabin (1986) cropped.jpg Yitzhak Rabin Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Prime Minister of Israel 1994
Kim Dae-jung (Cropped).png Kim Dae-jung Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea President of the Republic of Korea 2000
Official portrait of Barack Obama.jpg Barack Obama Flag of the United States.svg  United States 44th President of the United States 2010
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf detail 071024-D-9880W-027.jpg Ellen Johnson Sirleaf Flag of Liberia.svg  Liberia President of Liberia 2011
Juan Manuel Santos in 2018.jpg Juan Manuel Santos Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia President of Colombia 2016

Before or out of office

Nobelist. [1] Prize [1] Country [1] Status [1] Year [1]
Auguste Beernaert(03).jpg Auguste Beernaert Peace Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium former Prime Minister of Belgium 1909
Léon Bourgeois 1917.jpg Léon Bourgeois Flag of France.svg  France former Prime Minister of France 1920
Aristide Briand The Hero.jpeg Aristide Briand 1926
Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1989-040-27, Gustav Stresemann.jpg Gustav Stresemann Flag of Germany.svg  Germany former Chancellor of Germany
Lester B. Pearson with a pencil.jpg Lester Bowles Pearson Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada future Prime Minister of Canada 1957
Eisaku Sato 1960.jpg Eisaku Satō Flag of Japan.svg  Japan former Prime Minister of Japan 1974
Lech Wałęsa prezydent RP.jpg Lech Wałęsa Flag of Poland.svg  Poland future President of Poland 1983
Nelson Mandela-2008 (edit).jpg Nelson Mandela Flag of South Africa (1928–1994).svg  South Africa future President of South Africa 1993
Shimon Peres by David Shankbone.jpg Shimon Peres Flag of Israel.svg  Israel former & future Prime Minister and future President of Israel 1994
EastTimor.JoseRamosHorta.01.jpg José Ramos Horta Flag of East Timor.svg  Timor-Leste future President and Prime Minister of East Timor 1996
Jimmy Carter.jpg Jimmy Carter Flag of the United States.svg  United States former 39th President of the United States 2002
Martti Ahtisaari, tidigare president Finland och mottagare av Nobels fredrspris (2).jpg Martti Ahtisaari Flag of Finland.svg  Finland former President of Finland 2008

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 "26 Heads of State or Government Awarded a Nobel Prize". Official web site of the Nobel Prize.