The Nobel Peace Prize has been a highly sought after and prestigious award since 1901. Since then, 97 people have been given this award. Some of the most notable figures include Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Theresa, and Nelson Mandela.
It would seem that to be nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize, one has to be a remarkable human being driven by compassion and a need to fix some of the world’s most pressing issues. But, alas, this is not always the case.
You see, anyone can nominate someone for a Nobel Prize, but that doesn’t mean they have a shot at winning. However, even though anyone can be nominated, it is still a huge honor to secure a nomination. But apparently, some idiots nominate evil oppressive leaders.
These 7 historical figures were nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize and they did not deserve such an honor:
1. Adolf Hitler
Hard to imagine that anyone would nominate this monster for any award with the word “peace” in it. But, alas, Hitler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1939 by E.G.C. Brandt, a Member of the Swedish Parliament. But (thank god) the nomination was withdrawn because Brandt explained he submitted it as a hoax.