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Nobel Prize Laureates


127 People in sitter grouping:

The Nobel Prize is a set of international awards, presented annually to individuals by committees in Sweden and Norway. Established by the chemist and engineer Alfred Bernhard Nobel in 1895, the prize is awarded to those recognised for making advancements in the fields of Chemistry, Physics, literature and Peace. Since 1968, the central bank of Sweden has also awarded the prize for economic sciences. Each recipient of the award receives a gold medal, a monetary award and a diploma. 6 Nobel Prize Laureates have received the award twice, including the Biochemist Frederick Sanger. Marie Curie was the first female Laureate and received the award in both categories of physics and chemistry.

Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian

Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian

1889-1977
Physiologist and chancellor of Cambridge University
Sitter in 20 portraits
Sir Norman Angell

Sir Norman Angell

1872-1967
Peace campaigner and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize; journalist; author; lecturer; Labour politician; MP for Bradford North
Sitter in 20 portraits
Sir Edward Victor Appleton

Sir Edward Victor Appleton

1892-1965
Physicist and Nobel Prize winner
Sitter in 10 portraits
Francis William Aston

Francis William Aston

1877-1945
Experimental physicist
Sitter in 15 portraits
Sir Frederick Grant Banting

Sir Frederick Grant Banting

1891-1941
Scientist, doctor and Nobel Prize winner; discoverer of insulin
Sitter in 6 portraits
Charles Glover Barkla

Charles Glover Barkla

1877-1944
Physicist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Derek Harold Richard Barton

Derek Harold Richard Barton

1918-1998
Professor of Organic Chemistry
Sitter in 1 portrait
Samuel Beckett

Samuel Beckett

1906-1989
Playwright
Sitter in 42 portraits
Auguste Marie François Beernaert

Auguste Marie François Beernaert

1829-1912
Prime Minister of Belgium
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sir James Whyte Black

Sir James Whyte Black

1924-2010
Pharmacologist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Patrick Blackett

Patrick Blackett

1897-1974
Physicist; government and military advisor; recipient of the Nobel Prize for Physics
Sitter in 26 portraits
Max Born

Max Born

1882-1970
German physicist
Sitter in 6 portraits
John Boyd Orr, Baron Boyd Orr

John Boyd Orr, Baron Boyd Orr

1880-1971
Nutritional physiologist
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir William Henry Bragg

Sir William Henry Bragg

1862-1942
Physicist and crystallographer
Sitter in 11 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Willy Brandt

1913-1992
German politician
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir (Frank) MacFarlane Burnet

Sir (Frank) MacFarlane Burnet

1899-1985
Virologist and immunologist
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Adolf Friedrich Johann Butenandt

1903-1995
German physiological chemist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Nicholas Murray Butler

Nicholas Murray Butler

1862-1947
Professor of Philosophy, President of Columbia University and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize
Sitter in 4 portraits
Elias Canetti

Elias Canetti

1905-1994
Writer
Sitter in 2 portraits
Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood

Edgar Algernon Robert Gascoyne-Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood

1864-1958
Statesman; a creator of the League of Nations
Sitter in 31 portraits

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