Francis Sejersted


Age: 79

Summary: Norwegian history professor and former chairman of the Nobel Peace Price Committee that hands out the coveted award in the Norwegian capital who was a board member during the nine preceding years as the prize was awarded to Nelson Mandela, South African president Fredrik Willem de Klerk, Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, Israeli prime minister Shimon Peres, and Israeli president Yitzhak Rabin, among others during his chairmanship from 1991 to 1999 but the peace award is always announced in Oslo in line with the wishes of prize founder Alfred Nobel while five other prize categories are awarded in Stockholm.

Cause of Death: Lengthy illness

Born: February 8, 1936

Died: August 25, 2015

Copenhagen, Denmark