Nobel Prizes Facts

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  • Nobel prizes are given in accordance with the will of Swedish inventor of dynamite, Alfred Nobel.
  • The first Nobel Prize was awarded in the year 1901
  • The Nobel Prize award ceremonies are held on December 10 every year, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel’s
  • death in 1896.
  • All the Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden except for the Nobel Peace Prize which is awarded
  • in Oslo, Norway.
  • The Nobel Prizes were initially given in FIVE fields viz. Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Peace and
  • Literature.
  • Nobel Prize in the field of Economic Sciences was instituted in the year 1969.

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Nobel Laureates – Important Facts
  •  The first woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize – Marie Curie for Physics in 1903.
  • The first person and only woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in two different fields – Marie Curie for Physics in 1903 and for Chemistry in 1911
  • The first man to be awarded the Nobel Prize in two different fields – Linus Pauling for Chemistry in 1954 and for Peace in 1962.
  • The first Asian (also first Indian) to be awarded the Nobel Prize – Rabindranath Tagore for literature in 1913.
  • The first African woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize – Wangari Maathai from Kenya for peace in 2004
  • The first person to be awarded, Nobel Prize in the field of Physics – Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen in 1901 for his
    the discovery of X-rays.
  • The first person to be awarded Nobel Prize in the field of Literature in the English language – Rudyard Kipling (of Jungle Book fame) in 1907.
  • The first person to be awarded, Nobel Prize for Peace – Jean Henry Dunant, founder of International Red Cross in 1901, jointly with Frédéric Passy, Founder and President of first French peace society.
  • The first woman to be awarded, Nobel Prize for Peace – Baroness Bertha Sophie Felicita von Suttner of Austria in 1905
  • The youngest person to be awarded the Nobel Prize Malala Yousafzai – for Peace in 2014 (at the age of 17 years)
  • The only organisation to be awarded the Nobel Prize thrice International Committee of the Red Cross – 1917, 1944 and 1963.

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