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Notable Peacemakers

Notable Peacemakers,
Artists & Designers

At first, we thought that "peace monuments" would be easy to identify because "peace" (in one language or another) would be in their names. Gradually we discovered that many if not most "peace monuments" do not have "peace" in their names. So we also had to search for synonyms, peace events & peacemakers.

We soon learned that a number of individuals & institutions have created lists of peacemakers, notably the Nobel Peace Prize Committee in Oslo (Norway) & other organizations which bestow "peace prizes." Some lists are long & some short, and there is a lot of overlap, but our composite list soon became far longer than any previous list. (Many "peace prizes" & other pecemaker lists are shown at the bottom of Notable Peacemakers Thoughout History.)

Peacemakers' birth places, homes & associated places are often preserved as unintentional monuments, and their graves & tombs are intentional monuments by definition. The best known & most revered peacemakers inspire the construction of other intentional monuments at places which do not necessarily have any historical connection to the peacemakers' lives. Dozens of peace monuments celebrate Matatma Gandhi & Martin Luther King, Jr. The government of India even has a program to sponsor statues of Mahatma Gandhi in many countries around the world. (Unfortunately, no official list of officially sponsored Gandhi statues is available on-line, so far as we can tell.)

Our master list of "Notable Peacemakers" now contains about 1,500 names. We might have listed the names by nationality or in alphabetical order but decided to do so by birth year. This puts everyone on the list adjacent or very close to other peacemakers of the same age (i.e. in a continuous & ever evolving series of cohorts). The first name on our list is Moses, and the last is Spencer Turner [b.2004], a 10-year old English boy who made the winning design for a monument commemorating the spontaneous "truce" in Belgium on Christmas Day 1914.

I find it very interesting to scan the list & observe peacemakers who lived at approximately the same time. Peacemakers whose work was publicly known had to have known each other (or at least known of each other). If users find birth order unusual or off-putting, they can easily use their computers' search functions to find what they're looking for.

Thanks to modern communications, it is relatively easy to learn when peacemakers die. I have accordingly established a web page to report the names of Notable Peacemakers by Year of Death. This web page is useful for tracking the fate of contemporary peacemakers, e.g. at the end of each year when it is popular to take stock of what happened in the previous 12 months. We could use our basic list to extend the "death list" back to Moses, but that would require a lot of tedious work for diminishing returns (and interested users can search on their own). So our list is currently cut off at the beginning of 2006.

Artists are not necessarily "peacemakers," but certain artists are known for creating multiple peace monuments, so we maintain a similar birth order list of peace monument artists & designers.

When the Peace Palace in The Hague (Netherlands) celebrated its centennial in 2013, Prof. Peter van den Dungan (Founder & Coordinator of the International Network of Museums for Peace) organized a symposium entitled "Celebrating Peace Philanthropy and Furthering Peace Education -- in the Footsteps of Andrew Carnegie." This brought another category of peacemaker to the fore -- peace philanthropists. Peter & the INMP created a traveling poster exhibition featuring 23 peace philanthropists. I created a web page (which currently names 117 philanthropists) & made a PowerPoint presentation at the symposium showing 14 peacemakers whose particular philanthropy was the construction of peace monuments -- Charles Buxton, Andrew Carnegie, Jan Bloch, Sam Hill, Frank A. Miller, Karl Bickel, Ghanshyam Das Birla, Abraham Speigel, Alvin Weinberg, Marilyn & Eugene Glick, Joan Kroc, Aleksander Gudzowaty & Richard Branson.

There are many ways to sub-divide our master list of peacemakers, and links to many on-line specialty lists are given below. The specialty lists were created on the fly, and unfortunately not all names they contain have been included it to the master list (thus resulting in under counting).

Notable Peacemakers:


1,500 Notable Peace-
makers (by Birth Year)


211 Deaths of Notable
Peacemakers (>2005)


168 Assassinated
Peacemakers


60 Graves & Tombs
of Notable Peacemakers


225 Artists & Designers
of Peace Monuments


117 Peace
Philanthropists


110 Peacemakers
for Women's Rights


78 Atheist
Peacemakers


70 Leaders of
Museums for Peace


67 Pacifist
Peacemakers


54 Musicians
for Social Justice


46 Abolitionist
Peacemakers


46 Children
Peacemakers


45 Peace Studies
Professors


44 Conscientious
Objectors


11 Native American
Peacemakers


Many USA
Peacemakers
Mixed in World File


188
United Kingdom
Peacemakers


85
Germany
Peacemakers


80
France
Peacemakers


77
W.Bank & Israel
Peacemakers


70
Japan
Peacemakers


65
South Asia
Peacemakers


53
Canada
Peacemakers


36
Italy & Greece
Peacemakers


32
Russia
Peacemakers


32
Scandinavia
Peacemakers


32
South America
Peacemakers


18
Australia & NZ
Peacemakers


17
China & Taiwan
Peacemakers


13
Austria
Peacemakers


11
Korea
Peacemakers


40
United Nations
Peacemakers


16
Red Cross
Peacemakers


32
Tennessee
Peacemakers

Some Peacemakers Who Worked With Each Other:


New Harmony (USA):
Owen+Maclure+Wright


American
Peace Society


World
Federalists


Morgan+Pickett+Muste
Borsodi+Loomis+Swann

28 Notable Peacemakers With Many Monuments:


25 Desiderius
Erasmus
[1466-1536]


20 William
Penn
[1744-1818]


13 William
Wilberforce
[1759-1833]


5 Elizabeth Cady
Stanton
[1815-1902]


17 Frederick
Douglass
[1818-1895]


7 Susan B.
Anthony
[1820-1906]


12 King
Edward VII
[1841-1910]


23 Baroness Bertha
von Suttner
[1843-1914]


30 Ludwik Zamen-
hof [1859-1917]
& Esperanto


7 Jane
Addams
[1860-1935]


27 M.K. Gandhi
[1869-1948]
Monuments In India


47 M.K. Gandhi
[1869-1948]
Mons. Outside India


7 Albert
Schweitzer
[1875-1965]


xx Roosevelt
Franklin D [1882-1945]
& Eleanor [1884-1962]


7 Lester B.
Pearson
[1897-1972]


9 J. William
Fulbright
[1905-1995]


5 Joseph
Rotblat
[1908-2005]


Mother
Teresa
[1910-1997]


22 Kennedy
John F [1917-2063]
& Robt F [1925-1968]


14+ Nelson
Mandela
[1918-2013]


5 Berrigan
Daniel [1921-2016]
& Philip [1923-2002]


42 Martin Luther
King, Jr.
[1929-1968]


21 Sri Chinmoi
[1931-2007]


14th Dalai Lama
[b.1935]


25 John Lennon
[1940-1980]
& Yoko Ono

15 Lesser Known Peacemakers:


4 William Ladd
[1778-1841]
& Am Peace Soc


7 Frances Wright
[1795-1852]
& Nashoba


Elihu
Burritt
[1810-1879]


12 Harriet
Tubman
[1820-1913]


10 Samuel
Gompers
[1850-1924]


1 Alfred
Hermann Fried
[1864-1921]


18 Edith
Cavell
[1865-1915]


3 Anna B.
Eckstein
[1868-1947]


10 Cordell
Hull
[1871-1955]


7 Jeannette
Rankin
[1880-1973]


12 Ralph
Bunche
[1903-1971]


12 Franz
Jägerstätter
[1907-1943]


10 Sadako
Sasaki
[1943-1955]


17 Anne
Frank
[1929-1945]


10 Rachel
Corrie
[1979-2003]

14 Artists, Designers & Benefactors With Many Monuments:


8 Andrew
Carnegie
[1835-1919]


12 Käthe
Kollwitz
[1867-1945]


14 Nic. Roerich
[1874-1947]
& Banner of Peace


18 Pablo
Picasso
[1881-1973]


6 Marc
Chagall
[1887-1985]


6 Benny
Bufano
[1890-1970]


5 Josefina
de Vasconcellos
[1903-2004]


10 Marshall
Fredericks
[1908-1998]


6 Dani
Karavan
[b.1930]


6 Moshe
Safdie
[b.1938]


1+ Jim Bowsher
[b.1948]
Wapakoneta, Ohio


6+ Tina
Allen
[1955-2008]


5 Alan
LeQuire
[b.1955]


8 Maya
Lin
[b.1959]

44 Thematic Sub-Sets

Abolitionists | Africans & African descent | Artists | Assassinated Peacemakers | Atheists & Agnostics | Children & Young Adults | COMCommunitarians | Community of Christ | COConscientious Objectors (CO's) | Disarmament | Esperantists | Euthanasia Movement | Famous Firsts | Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) | Freethinkers | LABLabor Movement | Lesbian, Gay, Bisuxual & Transgender (LGBT) | Musicians for Social Justice | Museums for Peace | Muslims | Native Americans | Nazi Resisters & Victims | Nobel Peace Prize | Nobel Peace Prize Women 2005 | Oak Ridge International Friendship Bell | PPacifists | Peace Monuments | Peace Philanthropists | Peace Studies | Peace & Justice Studies Association (PJSA) | Peace Poets | Quakers | Red Cross | Right Livelihood Award | Suffragists | TED Lectures | TITLESPeacemakers With Titles | Unitarians and/or Universalists | United Nations | UN Messengers of Peace | US Presidents & Vice Presidents | Women's International League of Peace & Freedom (WILPF) | World Federalists | War Resisters League (WRL) | Recent Deaths of Notable Peacemakers

26 National Sub-Sets

Australia | Austria | Belgium | Brazil | Canada | China | France | Germany | Greece | India | Ireland | Israel | Italy | Japan | Korea | Mexico | Netherlands | Norway | Palestine | Poland | Russia | South Africa | Spain | Sweden | Switzerland | United Kingdom | USA (Tennessee only)

Many Selected Individual Peacemakers

Jane Addams | Susan B. Anthony | Zonia Baber | Clara Barton | Daniel Berrigan | Philip Berrigan | Anthony Bing | Jan Bloch | James R. Bowsher | Ralph Bunche | Andrew Carnegie | Edith Cavell | Sri Chinmoy | Rachel Corrie | Dalai Lama | Frederick Douglass | Henri Dunant | Cyrus Eaton | Albert Einstein | Dwight D. Eisenhower | Desiderius Erasmus | George Fox | Anne Frank | Alfred Hermann Fried | Nichidatsu Fujii | J. William Fulbright | Gandhi (Monuments in India) | Gandhi (Monuments outside India) | Henry George | Masahisa Goi | Samuel Gompers | Alex Haley | Paul Harris | Cordell Hull | Robert Ingersoll | Daisaku Ikeda | Franz Jägerstätter | Jenkin Lloyd Jones | John F. Kennedy | Robert F. Kennedy | Martin Luther King, Jr. | Käthe Kollwitz | William Ladd | Heinrich Lammasch | John Lennon | Abraham Lincoln | Lola Maverick Lloyd | Nelson Mandela | Elizabeth McAlister | Arthur E. Morgan | A.J. Muste | Florence Nightengale | Yoko Ono | Emmeline/Christabel/Silvia/Adela Pankhurst | Linus Pauling | Peace Pilgrim | Lester Pearson | William Penn | Barbara Reynolds | Nicholas Roerich | Joseph Rotblat | Eleanor Roosevelt | Franklin Delano Roosevelt | Franklin Delano Roosevelt ("Four Freedoms") | Bertrand Russell | Sadako Sasaki | Oskar Schindler | E. F. Schumacher | Albert Schweitzer | Rosika Schwimmer | Samantha Reed Smith | Elizabeth Cady Stanton | Chiune Sugihara | Robert Swann | Leó Szilárd | Mother Teresa | Sojourner Truth | Harriet Tubman | Mark Twain | Bertha von Suttner | Raoul Wallenberg | Alvin Weinberg | Woodrow Wilson | Frances Wright | Sayadaw U Thila Wunta | Ludwik Zamenhof | ( where no flag shown)

18 Selected Monument Artists, Designers & Benefactors

Many Artists & Designers | Tana Allen | David Barr | Benny Bufano | Marc Chagall | Josefina de Vasconcellos | Marshall Fredericks | Dani Karavan | Käthe Kollwitz | Alan LeQuire | Maya Lin | Carl Milles | Pablo Picasso | Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd | Nicholas Roerich | Moshe Safdie | Sri Chinmoy | Peter Wolf Toth | Tomijiro Yoshida | ( where no flag shown)

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