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- Which Nobel Laureate wrote a four-volume history of Britain and its former colonies entitled 'A History of the English-Speaking Peoples'?
- Who in 2016, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature 'for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition'?
- What was the first name of the Swedish inventor Nobel, who established the Nobel Prizes in 1895? And what was his most famous invention?
- The prize ceremonies take place annually in Stockholm, Sweden, with the exception of which prize? And where is the ceremony of this one prize held?
- Who in 2009 was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his 'extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples'?
- What did Wilhelm Rontgen discover to receive the first ever Physics Prize?
- Who won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1953 and the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1954?
- Who was awarded the 1953 Nobel Peace Prize for his part in Europe's post-war rebuilding?
- The first Nobel Peace Prize was jointly won by Switzerland's Henri Dunant, what did set of treaties he set up in 1864 become known as?
- In 1968, which new Nobel Prize was established?
- In 1962, Francis Crick and James Watson were awarded the Physiology or Medicine Prize for discovering what?
- Name the the only person to win a Nobel Prize in two different sciences?
- Which historical figure did Geir Lundestad, Secretary of Norwegian Nobel Committee in 2006, call 'the greatest omission in our 106 year history'?
- Which former politician's work in climate change activism gained him the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007?
- Which American economist won the 1976 Nobel Prize in Economics?
- Sir Winston Churchill
- Bob Dylan
- Alfred (Nobel). Dynamite was his most famous invention.
- The Peace Prize. The Peace Prize ceremony is held in Oslo, Norway.
- President Barack Obama
- Ernest Hemingway
- George Marshall (who gave his name to the Marshall Plan)
- The Geneva Convention
- Structure of DNA
- Marie Curie (Physics Prize in 1903 and the Chemistry Prize in 1911)
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Al Gore
- Milton Friedman
- Who won the 1954 Chemistry Prize and also the 1962 Peace Prize for his activism against nuclear weapons?
- Who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1948 for Literature, 'for his outstanding, pioneer contribution to present-day poetry'?
- The 2016 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the president of which country for his efforts to end his country's long-running civil war with FARC rebels?
- What was the lastname of the father and son team that shared the Physics Prize in 1915 for inventing the X-ray spectrometer?
- Who declined the Nobel Literature Prize in 1964?
- Which famous Russian physiologist, known primarily for his work in classical conditioning, won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1904?
- UNICEF was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1965 - what does the acronym UNICEF stand for?
- Who was the first English-language writer to receive the Nobel Literature Prize (and as of 2017, the youngest ever Literature recipient)?
- In 1997, American Jody Williams won the Peace Prize jointly with the organisation she founded - this organisation was founded to try and do what?
- In 1932, British scientist Sir James Chadwick was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for which discovery?
- 'Vilakazi Street' is said to be one of the few streets in the world where two Nobel Prize winners have lived - in which country is this street?
- In 1930, who became the first writer from the United States to receive the prize?
- Who became the eleventh woman and the oldest person ever to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2007?
- Malala Yousafzai became the youngest Nobel Prize laureate in 2014 for her activism for female education in which country?
- He was president from 1990 to 1995, and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983, who is he?
- Linus Pauling
- T.S. Eliot
- Colombia (President Juan Manuel Santos)
- Bragg. William Henry Bragg and his son, William Lawrence Bragg.
- Jean-Paul Sartre
- Ivan Pavlov
- The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund
- Rudyard Kipling (in 1907, aged 42)
- Ban landmines
- Discovery of the neutron
- South Africa (Desmond Tutu and Nelson Mandela both once lived there)
- Sinclair Lewis
- Doris Lessing
- Lech Walesa (President of Poland from 1990 to 1995)
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