Favorite Celebrations ~  Nobel Prize Winners Nobel Laureates

"I intend to leave after my death a large fund for the promotion of the peace idea, but I am skeptical as to its results." ~ Alfred Nobel

Alfred NobelSwedish chemist, inventor, and philanthropist Alfred Bernhard Nobel (1833-1896) provided that his $9 million estate be distributed yearly in five equal parts as prizes to those who had most helped the world in physics, chemistry, medicine and physiology, literature, and world peace. Each winner was known as "laureate," after the laurel crowns awarded to ancient athletes.

Jane Addams
Pearl S. Buck
Marie Curie
Gabriela Mistral
Toni Morrison
Mother Teresa

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Kofi Annan
Niels Bohr
Norman Borlaug
Elias Canetti
Jimmy Carter
Winston Churchill

Dalai Lama
Albert Einstein
Christiaan Eijkman

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T.S. Eliot
William Faulkner
Alexander Fleming
Anatole France

Gao Xingjian
André Gide
William Golding

Dag Hammarskjöld
Werner Heisenberg
Ernest Hemingway
Hermann Hesse

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Rudyard Kipling

Nelson Mandela
Thomas Mann
Guglielmo Marconi

Linus Pauling
Ivan Pavlov
Octavio Paz

Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen

Theodore Roosevelt

Theodore Roosevelt

Anwar Sadat
Jean-Paul Sartre
George Bernard Shaw
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi
Albert Schweitzer
Rabindranath Tagore
Woodrow Wilson
Elie Wiesel
William Butler Yeats