- 1828–1910, Leo Tolstoy (Russia);
- 1869–1948, Mohandas Gandhi (the Indian continent);
- 1890–1988, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan (Pakistan and Afghanistan);
- 1918–2013, Nelson Mandela (South Africa);
- 1929–1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. (United States);
- 1935–, Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama (Tibet and Tibetan Buddhism);
- 1945–, Aung San Suu Kyi (Burma);
- 1997–, Malala Yousafzai (Afghanistan).