Interesting Facts About The Nobel Prize That You Might Not Know.

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This year, the Nobel Prize announcements are going to be held from 7th October 14th October. The Nobel Prize winners for Physiology, Physics and Chemistry have already been announced. Some more winners are yet to be honoured with this prestigious award in the next few days. This award is given annually for outstanding work in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, economics, and the promotion of peace.

Here are some interesting facts about Nobel Prizes that you might not now:

The first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1901

It was given to Henry Dunant (Switzerland) and Frédéric Passy (France) for Peace. 

Apparently, anyone who is alive can be nominated for a Nobel Prize. 

However, if a person dies after being nominated he/she is still eligible for the prize. 

John Bardeen is the only Nobel Laureate who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics twice.

He received the award in 1956 and 1972.

Marie Curie is the only woman who has been honoured with a Nobel Prize twice. 

In 1903 she got a Nobel Prize in Physics and in 1911 she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Only 8 Indians have been honoured with a Nobel Prize. 

Rabindra Nath Tagore was the first Indian to receive the Nobel Prize. 
The Peace Prize is the only prize that is not awarded in Stockholm. 
This prize is given annually in Oslo on 10th December, in presence of the King of Norway, on the death anniversary of Alfred Nobel. 

Mahatma Gandhi was nominated for the Nobel Prize five times. 

However, just two days before the 1948 nominations Gandhi ji was assassinated, which consequently led to his disqualification.

 

Alfred Nobel, the founder of Nobel Prizes left 31 million Swedish kroner (265 million dollar) to fund the Nobel Prizes.

Alfred was a man of manytalents. He was a Swedish businessman, chemist, engineer, inventor, and philanthropist.

A Nobel Prize consists of a medal and a personal diploma. 

It also consists of cash worth 8 million Swedish kroner (roughly equal to $1.1 million US dollars).

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