The Nobel Prize in Literature 1902
Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen
Born: 30 November 1817, Garding, Schleswig (now Germany)
Died: 1 November 1903, Charlottenburg, Germany
Residence at the time of the award: Germany
Prize motivation: "the greatest living master of the art of historical writing, with special reference to his monumental work, A history of Rome"