Average Age for a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

The ages in the graphs below refers to how old the Nobel Laureates were the year they were awarded the Nobel Prize. The average age when awarded is 62 for all the Peace Prize Laureates between 1901 and 2013 (organizations not included in the graphs below). The most frequent age brackets for Peace Prize Laureates is 60-64 and 70-74. To date, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate is Tawakkol Karman, 32 years old when awarded the 2011 Peace Prize. Karman is only 11 days younger than Mairead Corrigan, also 32 years old when awarded the 1976 Peace Prize.

Percent and number of Peace Laureates in different age brackets

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Average age of Peace Laureates during the past century

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Average age of Nobel Laureate per prize category

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