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“It is important for the Nobel Prize that the Swedish Academy quickly solves their problems.” Comment on the postponed Literature Prize by Lars Heikensten, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation, 4 October 2018: Photo: Kari Kohvakka The 2018 Nobel Prize announcements are now ongoing, however this year no Nobel Prize in Literature will be announced.…

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“I am convinced that greater openness towards the outside world would be good for the Swedish Academy.” The Swedish Academy has decided to postpone the 2018 Nobel Prize in Literature. The Nobel Foundation supports the decision. Lars Heikensten, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation, answers some questions concerning this decision: Photo: Kari Kohvakka Why will…

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Alfred Nobel’s will and testament established the Nobel Prize. The Nobel Foundation has now commissioned a new English translation of the will in order to make Alfred Nobel’s original thinking even more accessible. Lars Heikensten, Executive Director of the Nobel Foundation, believes that Nobel’s intentions and values are more relevant than ever. What is the…

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Question: When was Nelson Mandela born? Answer: According to his biography at Nobelprize.org, Nelson Mandela was born on 18 July 1918. After his birth, his parents gave him the name Rolilahla. It was this African name that was later on supplemented with the English first name Nelson, given to him by his teacher, Miss Mdingane,…

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Question: When was Martin Luther King, Jr. born? Answer: Martin Luther King, Jr., was born on Tuesday, 15 January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. Question: What were the names of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s family members? Answer: Martin Luther King, Jr. was the second child and first son to the Reverend Martin Luther King and Alberta…

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Question: When was John Steinbeck born? Answer: John Ernst Steinbeck was born on 27 February 1902, in Salinas, California, United States. Question: What was John Steinbeck’s family background? Answer: His father, John Ernst Steinbeck, was a county treasurer and his mother, Olive Hamilton Steinbeck, was a teacher. He had two elder sisters, Esther and Elizabeth,…

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Question: When and where was Mother Teresa born? Answer: Mother Teresa was born on 26 August 1910 as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu in Skopje in Macedonia, Ottoman Empire. She was baptised on 27 August. Question: What were the names of Mother Teresa’s family members? Answer: Mother Teresa was the third child of Albanian grocer Nikola Bojaxhiu…

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Question: When was Marie Curie born? Answer: Marie Curie was born on 7 November 1867. Question: When did she die? Answer: Marie Curie died on 4 July 1934, in Savoy, France. She died of aplastic anaemia, a blood disease that often results from exposure to large amounts of radiation. Question: Where was she born? Answer:…

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Question: When was Albert Einstein born? Answer: Albert Einstein was born on 14 March 1879.   Question: Where was he born? Answer: He was born in Ulm, Germany. Question: When did he die? Answer: He died 18 April 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey, USA. Question: Who were his parents? Answer: His father was Hermann Einstein…

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Question: When was Marie Curie born? Answer: Marie Curie was born on 7 November 1867. Question: When did she die? Answer: Marie Curie died on 4 July 1934, in Savoy, France. She died of aplastic anaemia, a blood disease that often results from exposure to large amounts of radiation. Question: Where was she born? Answer:…

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