The Nobel Prize: Fast facts

POSTED: 07:10 AM PST Dec 24, 2013    UPDATED: 05:37 AM PDT Oct 09, 2015 

As more of this year's Nobel Prize winners are revealed, find out more about the 103-year-old awards for physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, economics and peace.

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The first Nobel Prizes were awarded in 1901 with Frédéric Passy, co-founder of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, and Henry Dunant, the founder of the International Committee of the Red Cross, receiving the Nobel Peace Prize. Other winners are X-ray discoverer Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (physics), Jacobus van't Hoff (chemistry), poet Sully Prudhomme (literature) and German physiologist and microbiologist Emil von Behring (medicine or physiology).


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