Yasser Arafat



Age: 75


Summary: Palestinian guerrilla leader turned Nobel Peace Prize winner who forced his people's plight into the world spotlight and kept the Palestinians' cause at the center of the Arab-Israel conflict but fell short of creating a Palestinian state, but who along with other secular Arab leaders of his generation saw his influence weakened by the rise of radical Islam in recent years.



Cause of Death: Undisclosed illness


Born: August 24, 1929


Died: November 11, 2004


Location: Clamart, France