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Nobel Laureate


Poland(20000 Zloty,1989), Maria Sklodowska-Curie (1867-1934)

One of the first woman scientists to win worldwide fame. She had degrees in mathematics and physics. Maria Sklodowska-Curie is the winner of two Nobel prizes, for physics in 1903 and for chemistry in 1911. Maria received 15 gold medals, 19 degrees and many other honors. Her oldest daughter Irene Joliot-Curie also won a Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1935.

France (500 Frances,1994), Maria Sklodowska-Curie(1867-1934)

One of the first woman scientists to win worldwide fame. She had degrees in mathematics and physics. Maria Sklodowska-Curie is the winner of two Nobel prizes, for physics in 1903 and for chemistry in 1911. Maria received 15 gold medals, 19 degrees and many other honors. Her oldest daughter Irene Joliot-Curie also won a Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1935.

Sweden (20 Kronor, 1991),Salma Lagerlof (1858-1940)

The first woman writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990. Her most beloved work was "The Wonderful Adventure of Nils". When Finland fought against the Soviet arrression during the winter war, Lagerlof donated her Nobel medal to a fund raising to help the struggling country.

Israel(50 Sheqalim,1998), Shmuel Yousef Agnon (1888-1970)

Israeli writer and nobel laureate. He published his first poetry book written in both Hebrew and Yiddis, at the age of 15. In 1935 he received the Bialik Prize, the most prestigious literary award in Israel. In 1966 Agnon and the German-Swedish poet Nelly Sachs shared the Nobel Prize in literature.
 

Chile(5000 Pesos,1998), Gabriela Mistral (1889-1957)

Chilean educator, cultural minister, diplomat and poet, first Latin American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1945. Her pseudonym is Lucila Godoy Y Alcayaga. She taught elementary and secondary school for many years until her poetry made her famous. She played an important role in the educational systems of Mexico and Chile.
 

Norway(500 Kroner,1999), Sigrid Undest(1882-1949)

Sigrid Undest received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1928, for her remarkable description of life during the middle ages in Scandinavia, the three volume Kristin Lavransdatter. She wrote 36 books. During the Nazi occupation of Norway, she fled the country and spent the remainder of the war years in the United States, lecturing and writing on behalf of her war-torn country and its government-in-exile.

Norway (10 Kroner, 1984), Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930)

Nansen was appointed as the Norwegian ambassador in London 1906-08. After World War I, Nansen became involved in the League of Nations as a High Commissioner for several initiatives, including organization of exchange of war prisoners and help to Russian refugees, in which campaign he originated the Nansen passport for refugees. For his work in service of the League of Nations he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1922.




Poland (1,000,000 Zlotych, 1993), Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont (1867-1925)

Reymont was a Polish writer and novelist, whose work offer a vast panorama of Polish life in the last quarter of the 19th century. Wladyslaw Reymont was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1924. He is best known for The Peasants, an epic, four-part novel of peasant life. It is almost entirely written in peasant dialect. Reymont considered it his best work.

Gibraltar (50 Pounds, 1995), Winston Churchill (1874 – 1965)

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1953 was awarded to Winston Churchill "for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values".



Republic of Ireland (20 pounds, 1989), William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939)

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1923 was awarded to William Butler Yeats "for his always inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation".

Austria (1000 Schilling,1966), Bertha von Suttner (1843-1914)

Suttner was an Austrian novelist and the first woman to be a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. She was born in Prague, Bohemia. Suttner became a leading figure in the peace movement with the publication of her novel, Die Waffen nieder! ("Lay Down Your Arms!") in 1889 and founded an Austrian pacifist organization in 1891. She gained international repute as editor of the international pacifist journal Die Waffen nieder!, named after her book, from 1892 to 1899. Her pacifism was influenced by the writings of Henry Thomas Buckle, Herbert Spencer, and Charles Darwin. Though her personal contact with Alfred Nobel had been brief, she corresponded with him until his death in 1896, and it is believed that she was a major influence in his decision to include a peace prize among those prizes provided in his will, which she won in 1905.








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