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The Nobel Peace Prize 1905 - Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914)

Bertha von Suttner is the first woman to be awarded the Peace Prize.
She wrote one of the nineteenth century`s most influential books, the anti-war novel Lay Down Your Arms (1889).
She was a close friend of Alfred Nobel, they corresponded for years on the subject of peace.



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The Nobel Prize in Physics 1901 - Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923)



Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen won first Nobel Prize in Physics
"in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him".
X-rays became rapidly an important instrument, in use in scientific experiments and in examinations of humans.
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One could almost put the whole Famous American series here eh? Nice thread topic though!
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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1909 - Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940)

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Selma Lagerlöf was a Swedish author and the first female writer to win the Nobel Prize in Literature
"in appreciation of the lofty idealism, vivid imagination and spiritual perception that characterize her writings".

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She is most widely known for her children`s book The Wonderful Adventures of Nils Holgerssons.
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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1958 - Boris Pasternak (1890-1960)



Boris Pasternak was a Russian poet, novelist and literary translator.
He is best known as the author of a novel Doctor Zhivago.
He won nobel prize "for his important achievement both in contemporary lyrical poetry and in the field of the great Russian epic tradition".
The authorities forced him to refuse to accept the prize. His descendants accepted it in his name in 1988.
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The Nobel Prize in in Physics 1921 - Albert Einstein (1879-1955)



Albert Einstein a German-born theoretical physicist and philosopher of scienceIn was in 1921 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics
"for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".

He developed the general theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics
and is best known in popular culture for his mass#8211;energy equivalence formula E = mc2.



Mileva Marić (1875-1948) was a Serbian physicist and Albert Einstein`s first wife.



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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1980 - Czeslaw Milosz (1911-2004)



The Nobel Prize in Literature 1980 was awarded to
Czeslaw Milosz a Polish poet, prose writer, translator and diplomat born in Lithuania
"who with uncompromising clear-sightedness voices man`s exposed condition in a world of severe conflicts".
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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1907 - Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936)



Joseph Rudyard Kipling was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist.



One of his most famous work is The Jungle Book (1894) a collection of stories
about Mowgli, a Indian jungle boy raised by wolves.



The set of 10 stamps were issued in honor the 100th Anniversary of the Just So Stories for Little Children
written by Rudyard Kipling in 1902.
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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1937 - Albert Szent-Györgyi (1893-1986)



Albert Szent-Györgyi won the prize
"for his discoveries in connection with the biological combustion processes, with special reference to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid".

He was a Hungarian physiologist also active in the Hungarian Resistance during World War II.

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The Nobel Peace Prize 2003 - Shirin Ebadi (1947- )



Shirin Ebadi an Iranian lawyer, writer, and teacher received the Nobel Prize for Peace
for her efforts to promote democracy and human rights, especially those of women and children in Iran.

She was the first Muslim woman and the first Iranian to receive the award.
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Albert Schweitzer, OM (1875-1965) was a German-French theologian, organist, philosopher, physician, and medical missionary in Africa. Dr. Schweitzer received the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize for his philosophy of "Reverence for Life," expressed in many ways, but most famously in founding and sustaining the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon. Here is an image of an airmail stamp depicting Albert Schweitzer standing by a dugout canoe in Lambaréné, designed and engraved by Jean Pheulpin, and issued by Central African Republic on September 30, 1975 to commemorate Albert Schweitzer's birth centenary, Scott No. C130.

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Lester B Pearson's involvement in the creation of an international force to maintain peace in the Middle East during the Suez Crisis earned him the 1957 Nobel Peace Prize and highlighted Canada's role as a global peacekeeper.

Although there was no explanatory printing on this Canadian Millennium stamp the selvedge said:
"Lester B. Pearson - On Guard for World Peace"
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The Nobel Peace Prize 1979 - Mother Teresa (1910-1997)

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Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu entered a nunnery and took the name Mother Teresa.
In India she founded a sisterhood Missionaries of Charity.
Mother Teresa and her helpers built homes for orphans, nursing homes for lepers and hospices for the terminally ill in Calcutta.
Mother Teresa`s organization also engaged in aid work in other parts of the world.



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The Nobel Prize in Literature 1913 - Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941)

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Rabindranath Tagore was a Bengali poet, philosopher, playwright, composer and novelist.
He was India`s first Nobel laureate.
He composed the text of both India`s and Bangladesh`s respective national anthems.

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The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1954
The Nobel Peace Prize 1962 ..........- Linus Carl Pauling (1901-1994)



Linus Carl Pauling was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, and educator.
He was one of the most influential chemists in history. He won nobel prize in chemistry
for his research into the nature of the chemical bond and its application to the elucidation of the structure of complex substances.

Linus Pauling received his Nobel Peace Prize in year 1963 for 1962.

He is is the only person to have been awarded two unshared Nobel Prizes.
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