"for his investigations of the densities of the most important gases and for his discovery of argon in connection with these studies"
"in recognition of his services in the discovery of the inert gaseous elements in air, and his determination of their place in the periodic system"
"in recognition of his work on the physiology of digestion, through which knowledge on vital aspects of the subject has been transformed and enlarged"
"in recognition of the fresh originality and true inspiration of his poetic production, which faithfully reflects the natural scenery and native spirit of his people, and, in addition, his significant work as a Provençal philologist"
"in recognition of the numerous and brilliant compositions which, in an individual and original manner, have revived the great traditions of the Spanish drama"