The Nobel Prize in Literature 1997
Born: 24 March 1926, Leggiuno-Sangiano, Italy
Died: 13 October 2016, Milano, Italy
Residence at the time of the award: Italy
Prize motivation: "who emulates the jesters of the Middle Ages in scourging authority and upholding the dignity of the downtrodden."
Prize share: 1/1
Their work and discoveries range from the formation of black holes and genetic scissors to efforts to combat hunger and develop new auction formats.
See them all presented here.