Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate.
Born: July 12, 1997
Awards: Nobel Peace Prize, Sakharov Prize, More
Malala Yousafzai was born on July 12, 1997, in Mingora, Pakistan. As a child, she became an advocate for girls’ education, which resulted in the Taliban issuing a death threat against her. On October 9, 2012, a gunman shot Malala when she was traveling home from school. She survived, and has continued to speak out on the importance of education. She was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2013. In 2014, she was nominated again and won, becoming the youngest person to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
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