Nobel Prize Day

Nobel Prize Day: November 27th

November 27th is the Nobel Prize Day.

Nobel Prize Day originates from the fact that the Swedish chemist, Alfred Nobel left a will on this day in 1895.

It was telling “I would like to share the wealth gained from the dynamite I invented with to the contributors to later humankind.”

His legacy of £1,680,000 is awarded to Nobel laureates as checks, diplomas and medals.

It’s given to people who have contributed to the six fields of physics, chemistry, physiology, medicine, literature, peace, and economics.

On his anniversary, December 10th on each year, the Nobel Peace Prize will be presented in Oslo, Norway.

And the other five are given in Stockholm, Sweden.

It should be noted that there is no mention of the economic field in the original will.

It was added in 1969 to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the establishment of the Swedish National Bank.

・References
NobelPrize.org: The official website of the Nobel Prize

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