He had been in the intensive care unit of the Sheba Medical Centre after suffering a major stroke on 13 September.
Born in 1923, Mr Peres, got fist elected to the Knesset in 1959. He served twice as the country’s prime minister and once as president. He played an important role in Oslo peace accord.
He won the Nobel Peace prize in 1994 for his role negotiating peace accords with the Palestinians a year earlier. He shared his Nobel Peace Prize with Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, who was later assassinated, and Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.
At the start of his long political career, he was put in charge of personnel and arms purchases for the Haganah, the predecessor of the Israel Defense Forces.
He maintained an active public schedule into old age, mostly through his non-governmental Peres Centre for Peace, which promotes closer ties between Israel and the Palestinians.
In 2013 he said: “There is no alternative to peace. There is no sense to go to war.”
He retired from his role as president in 2014.