“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers…

An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.
31/01/2023 11:08 PM

“The Knowledge Library”

Knowledge for All, without Barriers……….
An Initiative by: Kausik Chakraborty.

The Knowledge Library

First Nobel Prize Winners of different Countries

First Nobel Prize winner in the world in 1901 were : Wilhelm Röntgen, (Physics), J H Van’t Hoff (Chemistry), Emil Adolf von Behring (Physiology or Medicine), Sully Prudhomme (Literature), Henry Dunant and Fredrick Passy (Peace).

Wilhelm Röntgen : One of first Nobel Prize winners in 1901

First Nobel Prize Winners of different Countries : Asia

  • First Indian to win Nobel Prize : Rabindranath Tagore for literature in 1913. He was also the first Asian to get this Prize.
  • First Japanese to win Nobel Prize : Hideki Yukawa for Physics in 1949.
  • First Chinese to win Nobel Prize : Chen Ning Yang and Tsung Dao Lee jointly for Physics in 1957.
  • First Pakistani to win Nobel Prize : Abdus Salam in 1979 for Physics.
  • First Burmese to win Nobel Prize : Aung San Suu Kyi in 1991 for Peace.
  • First person from Bangladesh to win Nobel Prize : Muhammad Yunus for Peace in 2006.
  • First person from Israel to win Nobel Prize : Shmuel Yosef Agnon for Literature in 1966.
  • First Person from Palestine to win Nobel Prize : Yasser Arafat for Peace in 1994.
  • First South Korean to win Nobel Prize : Kim Dae Jung for Peace in 2000.
  • First person from Iran to win Nobel Prize : Shirin Ebadi for Peace in 2003.
  • First Turkish National to win Nobel Prize : Orhan Pamuk for Literature in 2006.
  • First person from Yemen to win Nobel Prize : Tawakkul Karman for Peace in 2011. She is also the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Prize.

First Nobel Prize Winners of different Countries : Africa

  • First person from Africa to win Nobel prize : Max Theiler for Physiology/Medicine in 1951. He was from South Africa.
  • First person from Egypt to win Nobel prize : Anwar El Sadat for Peace in 1978.
  • First person from Nigeria to win Nobel prize : Wole Soyinka for Literature in 1986.
  • First person from Ghana to win Nobel prize : Kofi Annan for peace in 2001.
  • First person from Kenya to win Nobel prize : Wangari Maathai in 2004. She was also the first Black African woman to win Nobel Prize.

First Nobel Prize Winners of different Countries : Europe

  • First German to win Nobel Prize : Wilhelm Rontgen for Physics and Emil Adolf von Behring for Medicine in 1901.
  • First French to win Nobel Prize : Sully Prudhomme for Literature and Frédéric Passy for Peace in 1901.
  • First person from Switzerland to win Nobel Award : Henry Dunant for Literature in 1901.
  • First Dutch (Netherland) to win Nobel Prize : Jacobus H Van’t Hoff for Chemistry in 1901.
  • First British to win Nobel Prize : Ronald Ross for Physiology/Medicine in 1902.
  • First Swedish to win Nobel Prize : Svante Arrhenius for Chemistry in 1903.
  • First Danish (Denmark) to win Nobel Prize : Niels Ryberg Finsen for Physiology/Medicine in 1903.
  • First Norwegian to win Nobel Prize : Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson for Literature in 1903.
  • First Scottish to win Nobel Prize : William Ramsay for Chemistry in 1904.
  • First Russian to win Nobel Prize : Ivan Pavlov for Physiology/Medicine in 1904.
  • First Spanish to win Nobel Prize : José Echegaray for Literature in 1904
  • First Polish to win Nobel Prize : Henryk Sienkiewicz for Literature in 1905.
  • First person from Austria to win Nobel Prize : Bertha von Suttner for Peace in 1905.
  • First Italian to win Nobel Prize : Camillo Golgi for Medicine and Giosuè Carducc for Literature in 1906.
  • First Greek to win Nobel Prize : Giorgos Seferis for Literature in 1963.
  • First person from Ireland to win Nobel Prize : W. B. Yeats for  Literature in 1923.

First Nobel Prize Winners of different Countries : North and South America

  • First person from Argentina to win Nobel Prize : Carlos Saavedra Lamas for Peace in 1936.
  • First Canadian to win Nobel Prize : Frederick Grant Banting for Medicine in 1923.
  • First person from Chile to win Nobel Prize : Gabriela Mistral for Literature in 1945.
  • First person from Columbia to win Nobel Prize : Gabriel García Márquez for Literature in 1982.
  • First Mexican to win Nobel Prize : Alfonso García Robles for Peace in 1982.
  • First person from Peru to win Nobel Prize : Mario Vargas Llosa, Literature, 2010
  • First person from Trinidad and Tobago to win Nobel Prize : V. S. Naipaul for Literature in 2001.
  • First person from United States to win Nobel Prize : Theodore Roosevelt for Peace in 1906.


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