1934 – Born in Barcelona. Federico Mayor Zaragoza is a biochemist, the President and promoter of the Fundación para una Cultura de Paz (Foundation for a Culture of Peace) and Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid.
1974 – Was a Professor of Biochemistry before he moved into Government.
1987 – He became the Director-General of UNESCO.
1998 – Declared an ‘Illustrious Guest of Quito’.
– Awarded with the Medal of the Republic of Egypt.
1999 – Retired to create his Foundation for a Culture of Peace.
– Received the Peace Prize granted by the Association for the United Nations in Spain; the Khalil Gibran ‘Spirit of Humanity’ Peace Award and Simón Peres Peace Award.
2001 – Recipient of the Portapaz Award.