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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I am simply known as Ikenwa Chizoba, a seasoned blogger and the Founder of Nigerian Infopedia. A very simple person who loves writing, reading and research.


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  1. Jesus the almighty 049

  2. Ezenwajiugo somto prosper

    Gandhi’s image also appears on paper currency of all
    denominations issued by Reserve Bank of India , except for the one rupee note. Gandh died on 30 January and is
    commemorated as a Martyrs’ Day in India..I love his story (43)

  3. faustina

    We should learn to love our neighbour and enemy as ourself…Jesus and the ten peace makers encouraged love(27)

  4. Obiora Onyinyechi Anita

    Good post at least I now have an idea of the top ten most peaceful people in history of the world

    1. Obiora Onyinyechi Anita

      Obiora Onyinyechi Anita (65)

  5. esther

    Even has each of them were good jesus is still the greatest of them all.(71)

  6. Ezekwo Chinenye Josephine

    Jesus,along side other peaceful people like Nelson Mandela really tried,he went to prison just for peace ( quiz no:107)

  7. Nwakwo Deborah

    these are great people that should be emulated by all. (ethical issues in reporting)(quiz no90)

  8. Nwoye chisom precious :quiz number 83:

    That nice because peace helps in the growth of a nation

  9. The list of people that are the most peaceful in history of the world are pioneers,but Socrates who was a teacher and father of morality was not included (12)

  10. Indeed God do exist and died for us to be saved[11O]

  11. Jesus is indeed a great God(18)

    1. This is a wonderful research ,if only many could get access to read about this great peace makers and emulate their life style the world will be a peaceful place living (8)

  12. they are indeed legends of time who made peace to be known(082)

  13. Jesus lived an examplary life on earth which all Christians must emulate regardless of storms of life(103)

  14. Ezeifeka Emmanuella (45)

    And none of them is a Nigerian. Wow!
    We need peace from and also in our country. God help us.

  15. Arubalueze Chinanu Peace

    Peace is an important virtue

  16. Religious News (109)

    Jesus is the only son of God tyrle creator of the world, crusified abd died for the mankind. tTo me He is the most recognised peacemaker in the world.
    Religious news (109).

  17. Okeke chioma Onyinye

    This link is talking about different religious believe. They are different but they all seek peace to the world. They all contribute to stop violence, war in the world. They also fight discrimination among the world like Martin Luther King who is a follower of Jesus said that discrimination is a sin(91)

  18. If we have people like martin Luther king Jr who fought against racism, there will be peace in the world. (5)

  19. I wish we have people like then in Nigeria now(15)

  20. Nwoye Chinaza Faustina

    Truly God is the highest among other gods

  21. Let peace continue to reign in our country and also let’s leave peacefully
    Quiz no:57

  22. Indeed they are…let’s live in peace
    Quiz no: (04)

  23. Nwoye Chinaza

    Truly God is the highest among other gods

  24. Wonderful article peace is indeed priceless and terror senseless .(68 )

  25. God is still in existence (66)

  26. Anagboso chimdimma joy

    Every religion is guilty of one controversy or the other which may come from flaws but I think that true religion propagates love and forgiveness not punishment… nice update

  27. Anagboso chimdimma joy

    Every religion is guilty of one controversy or the other which my come from flaw but I think that true religion propagates love and forgiveness not punishment…nice update(76)

  28. Jesus is a peaceful man he needs to be emulated (22)

  29. Nwoye Chinaza Faustina

    God is truly the highest among other gods (13)

  30. Chidinma Nwobu

    Jesus Christ is the prince of peace,the world will never know peace until he is acknowledged as such.Until every tribe and tongue, every people and nation come to the realization and acceptance of the birth, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ as a solution for lasting peace and harmony the world will continue to search and never find peace.

    Number 87

  31. Micheal

    Nice story.. Really learnt alot from this (62)

  32. Rahul Arya

    Gautam Buddha indeed a great and peace ful man in the history of world.

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