List of heads 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[edit]

Nobelist[1] Prize[1] Country[1] Status[1] Year[1]
President Theodore Roosevelt, 1904.jpg Theodore Roosevelt Peace  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  Sweden Prime Minister of Sweden 1921
Churchill portrait NYP 45063.jpg Winston Churchill Literature  United Kingdom Prime Minister of the United Kingdom 1953
Bundesarchiv B 145 Bild-F057884-0009, Willy Brandt.jpg Willy Brandt Peace  West Germany Chancellor of Federal Republic of Germany 1971
Anwar Sadat cropped.jpg Anwar Sadat  Egypt President of Egypt 1978
Menachem Begin 2.jpg Menachem Begin  Israel Prime Minister of Israel
OscarArias.jpg Óscar Arias  Costa Rica President of Costa Rica 1987
RIAN archive 359290 Mikhail Gorbachev.jpg Mikhail Gorbachev  Soviet Union General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and President of the Soviet Union 1990
F. W. de Klerk 2012.jpg Frederik Willem de Klerk  South Africa State President of South Africa 1993
Yitzhak Rabin (1986) cropped.jpg Yitzhak Rabin  Israel Prime Minister of Israel 1994
Flickr - Government Press Office (GPO) - THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE LAUREATES FOR 1994 IN OSLO. (cropped).jpg Yasser Arafat  Palestine 1st President of the Palestinian National Authority
Kim Dae-jung (Cropped).png Kim Dae-jung  South Korea President of the Republic of Korea 2000
Official portrait of Barack Obama.jpg Barack Obama  United States 44th President of the United States 2009
Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf detail 071024-D-9880W-027.jpg Ellen Johnson Sirleaf  Liberia President of Liberia 2011
Juan Manuel Santos in 2018.jpg Juan Manuel Santos  Colombia President of Colombia 2016

Before or out of office[edit]

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


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "26 Heads of State or Government Awarded a Nobel Prize". Official web site of the Nobel Prize.