Firsts in Nobel Prizes

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1.The first woman to be awarded the Nobel PrizeMarie Curie for Physics in 1903
2.The first person and only woman to be awarded the Nobel Prize in two different fieldsMarie Curie - for Physics in 1903 and for Chemistry in 1911
3.The first man to be awarded the Nobel Prize in two different fieldsLinus Pauling - for Chemistry in 1954 and for Peace in 1962.
4.The first Asian (also first Indian) to be awarded the Nobel PrizeRabindranath Tagore - for literature in 1913.
5.The first African woman to be awarded the Nobel PrizeWangari Maathai from Kenya - for peace in 2004
6.The first person to be awarded Nobel Prize in the field of PhysicsWilhelm Conrad Rontgen in 1901 for his discovery of X-rays.
7.The first person to be awarded Nobel Prize in the field of Literature in English languageRudyard Kipling (of Jungle Book fame) in 1907.
8.The first person to be awarded Nobel Prize for PeaceJean Henry Dunant, founder of International Red Cross in 1901, jointly with Frédéric Passy, Founder and President of first French peace society.
9.The first woman to be awarded Nobel Prize for PeaceBaroness Bertha Sophie Felicita von Suttner of Austria in 1905
10.The youngest person to be awarded the Nobel PrizeMalala Yousafzai - for Peace in 2014 (at the age of 17 years )
11.The only organisation to be awarded the Nobel Prize thriceInternational Committee of the Red Cross - 1917, 1944 and 1963.

Nobel Prizes - Important Facts to Remember

1.The Nobel prizes are given in accordance with the will of Swedish inventor of dynamite, Alfred Nobel.
2.The first Nobel prize was awarded in the year 1901
3.The Nobel Prize award ceremonies are held on December 10 every year, the anniversary of Alfred Nobel's death in 1896.
4.All the Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden except for the Nobel Peace Prize which is awarded in Oslo, Norway.
5.The Nobel Prizes were initially given in FIVE fields viz. Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Peace and Literature.
6.Nobel Prize in the field of Economic Sciences were instituted in the year 1969 with Ragnar Frisch of Norway and Jan Tinbergen of The Netherlands being the first recipients.