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Nobel Prizes

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  1. The youngest person to win the prize.

    Sir William Lawrence Bragg (25)

  2. Awarded posthumously.

    Erik Axel Karlfeldt (Literature - 1931), Dag Hammarskjöld (Peace - 1961

    Although posthumous nominations are not permitted, individuals who died in the months between their nomination and the decision of the prize committee were originally eligible to receive the prize. Since 1974, laureates must be alive at the time of the October announcement.

  3. More than one prize.

    4 - Marie Curie, Linus Pauling, John Bardeen and Frederick Sanger

    1. Marie Curie: in Physics 1903, for the discovery of radioactivity; and in 1911, in Chemistry, for the isolation of pure radium.
    2. Linus Pauling: in Chemistry 1954, for the hybridized orbital theory; and Peace 1962, for nuclear test-ban treaty activism.
    3. John Bardeen: in Physics 1956, for the invention of the transistor; and Physics 1972, for the theory of superconductivity.
    4. Frederick Sanger: in Chemistry 1958, for structure of the insulin molecule; and in Chemistry 1980, for virus nucleotide sequencing.

  4. The prizes are awarded on this date, the anniversary of Nobel's death.

    December 10

  5. Maximum number of people a prize can be shared among.


  6. Only PM to receive the prize.

    Winston Churchill (1953 for Literature)

  7. Father and son who shared a prize.

    William Henry Bragg and William Lawrence Bragg, Physics (1915)

  8. Family with the most prizes.

    The Curies (5)

  9. 1st woman to win for Literature.

    Selma Lagerlöf

  10. 1st Asian to win (in any category).

    Rabindranath Tagore (1913)

  11. Only person to rejected the Peace Prize.

    Le Duc Tho (1973)

  12. 1st woman to win for Peace.

    Bertha Von Suttner (1905)

  13. Only person to reject the Literature Prize.

    Jean-Paul Sartre (1964)

  14. The Father of the United Nations, awarded in 1945.

    Cordell Hull

  15. Venues where the prizes are given.

    Peace - Oslo, rest in Stockholm

  16. First American to win (any category).

    Theodore Roosevelt (1906)