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Born: 29 January 1866, Clamecy, France
Died: 30 December 1944, Vézelay, France
Residence at the time of the award: France
Prize motivation: "as a tribute to the lofty idealism of his literary production and to the sympathy and love of truth with which he has described different types of human beings."
Romain Rolland received his Nobel Prize one year later, in 1916.
Prize share: 1/1
See the list of all Nobel Prizes, awarded for "the greatest benefit to mankind."
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Medicine Laureate Shinya Yamanaka talks about the importance of taking risks.