Average Age for Nobel Peace Prize Laureates

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 61 for all the Peace Prize Laureates between 1901 and 2016 (organizations not included in the graphs below). The most frequent age brackets for Peace Prize Laureates is 60-64. To date, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate is Malala Yousafzai, 17 years old when awarded the 2014 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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