Top 10 Most Peaceful People in History of the World

Since God created the world, there have been some notable famous peacemakers who throughout their lives on earth were non-violent but preached peace wherever they went. These peaceful people in history of the world went on to be influential and have written their names on the sands of time.


Famous PeaceMakers in The World

Below is a list of  Top 10 Most People People in the History of the World


He is regarded by many as the most peaceful man who has ever lived on earth. It was said by his followers and documented in history that he loved those who turned against him even his enemies. He preached peace and told his followers to be non-violent in there dealings with people. He performed a lot of supernatural miracles when he was on earth and was giving birth to by supernatural means. He is the founder of Christianity, a lifestyle which has seen his followers follow his footsteps.

He died on a cross, a sacrifice according to many as an atonement for the sins of mankind. Most regard him as God and the greatest man on earth who is a model to all. His name has been known to perform countless of miracles till date.

Mahatma Gandhi

He was one of the most famous peacemaker in history, very kind and honest. He also believed in non violence. At age five, he stole an idol statue from a temple with his friends, when he was asked, he admitted it. He is revered among the Indians. Many see him as the kindest man of the world. As an Indian, when India was fighting for independence, he thought only to protest, and didn’t even argue when thrown in jail for it.


He was the founder of the Islamic religion. This Arabian prophet is revered by his followers as the last prophet sent by allah. His influence saw him conquer various countries to Islam and he is seen as one of the most important historical figures in the world. SEE HOW MUHAMMED DIED HERE

Muhammad is the third peaceful man in history who fed the poor and he brought peace to mecca during the turbulent times. People still argue that he should not be on the list due to the recent terrorist attacks in the world attributed to the Islamic religion.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Popularly known for his “I have a dream” quote, Martin Luther was one of the most influential people on earth who preached against racism. He was assassinated. Although, there is still racism today, Luther fought for the blacks during his time. He was a follower of Jesus Christ, the greatest man in the history of the world and taught that discrimination against a particular race or colour is a sin.


He is the founder of Buddhism, Buddha Gautama Buddha, also known as Siddhārtha Gautama, Shakyamuni Buddha, or simply the Buddha, was a wise man who believed in peace by extreme meditation. His followers see him as the most peaceful person in the world because he believed in detachment from material things and in doing the right things especially in our actions and in dealing with our fellow man.

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was a south-African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and a philanthropist. He ruled as President of South Africa from 1994 to 1999 becoming the country’s first black chief executive and the first democratically elected president of South Africa. He went to Jail for years and came out without anger or hostility towards the people who put him there.

He was one the leaders who fought for world peace for the South African people and was very influential in Africa when he was alive making him the most influential African civil rights leader of all time.

Saint Teresa or Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Just like Martin Luther King Jnr, she too was a follower of Jesus Christ in the Roman Catholic church. She was a religious sister and missionary known to be one of the greatest persons in the history of mankind in modern times. Her works of charity and poor lifestyle made her famous. Saint Teresa is one of the most influential persons in the history of India. She has been made a saint by the catholic church.

Pope Saint John Paul II

He was Pope of the Roman Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005 and a follower of Jesus Christ. John Paul II was known to have helped end the communist rule in Europe. He improved the Catholic Church’s relations with Judaism, Islam, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the Anglican Communion.

According to Wikipedia, he upheld the Church’s teachings on such matters as artificial contraception and the ordination of women, but also supported the Church’s Second Vatican Council and its reforms. He was one of the famous peacemakers in history of the world and the second longest-serving pope in modern history after Pope Pius IX, who served for nearly 32 years from 1846 to 1878.

Leo Tolstoy

Although Leo Tolstoy came from one of the most powerful families in Russia, he lived preaching peace. He is the author of War and Peace and committed to principles of non-violence. It was his literal interpretation of the ethical principles of Jesus Christ which led to the creation of his non-violent philosophy. Tolstoy’s writing had a great impact on Gandhi and Martin Luther King.

Dalai Lama

The spiritual leader of Tibet, the Dalai Lama was one of the few people who promoted peace. He was influenced by the teachings of Buddha and propagated that all religions live in peace. He was known to have escaped from the government of China to protect the interests of the Tibetans using a non-violent means. He is the tenth on the list of most peaceful people in history of the world.

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Oluchi Chukwu

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