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Nobel Prize Facts

Awards: 561 Prizes to 876 Laureates
Multiple Nobel Laureates: 6
Awarded women: 44
Average age of a Laureate: 59
Age of youngest Laureate: 25
Age of oldest Laureate: 90

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876 Nobel Laureates since 1901

Between 1901 and 2013, the Nobel Prizes and the Prize in Economic Sciences were awarded 561 times to 876 people and organizations. The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1968, Sveriges Riksbank established The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, founder of the Nobel Prize. Each prize consists of a medal, personal diploma, and a cash award.

A person or organization awarded the Nobel Prize is called Nobel Laureate. The word "Laureate" refers to being signified by the laurel wreath. In Ancient Greece, laurel wreaths were awarded to victors as a sign of honor.

Most Popular Laureates:

1.

Martin Luther King Jr.
Peace Prize 1964

2.

Albert Einstein
Physics Prize 1921

3.

Gabriel García Márquez
Literature Prize 1982

4.

Nelson Mandela
Peace Prize 1993

5.

Mother Teresa
Peace Prize 1979

6.

Marie Curie
Physics Prize 1903

7.

John Steinbeck
Literature Prize 1962

8.

Ernest Hemingway
Literature Prize 1954

9.

William Faulkner
Literature Prize 1949

10.

Rabindranath Tagore
Literature Prize 1913

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The Nobel Prize in Physics

107 Nobel Prizes to 196 Laureates between 1901 and 2013.

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Molecules

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry

105 Nobel Prizes to 166 Laureates between 1901 and 2013.

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Neurons

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

104 Nobel Prizes to 204 Laureates between 1901 and 2013.

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Tigers

The Nobel Prize in Literature

106 Nobel Prizes to 110 Laureates between 1901 and 2013.

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Hands

The Nobel Peace Prize

94 Nobel Prizes to 125 Laureates between 1901 and 2013.

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Economics prize

The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel

45 Prizes to 74 Laureates between 1969 and 2013.

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44 Awarded Women So Far

The Nobel Prize and Prize in Economic Sciences have been awarded to women 45 times between 1901 and 2013.

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What Do the Nobel Laureates Receive?

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The Nobel Diplomas

Each Nobel Diploma is a unique work of art, created by foremost Swedish and Norwegian artists and calligraphers.

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Nobel medal

The Nobel Prize Medals

The Nobel medals show the image of Alfred Nobel on the face. The image on the reverse varies according to the institution awarding the prize.

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Money

The Nobel Prize Amount

The Nobel Prize amount for 2013 was set at SEK 8.0 million per full Nobel Prize. Until 1968, in principle more than three persons could share a Nobel Prize, but this never happened in practice.

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