Nearly 100 Nobel Peace Prizes have been awarded since 1901. The winner is "the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses." Only one person has ever refused the honor: Le Duc Tho, a North Vietnamese politician and diplomat.
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Written by Curiosity Staff October 4, 2016
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