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First Nobel Prize Winners of different Countries

This article gives insights about First Nobel Prize winners of different countries of continents. First Nobel Prize winner in the world in 1901 were : Wilhelm Röntgen, (Physics), J H Van’t Hoff (Chemistry), Emil Adolf von Behring (Physiology or Medicine), Sully Prudhomme (Literature), Henry Dunant and Fredrick Passy (Peace).

Wilhelm Röntgen : One of first Nobel Prize winners in 1901

First Nobel Prize Winners of different Countries : Asia

  • First Indian to win Nobel Prize : Rabindranath Tagore for literature in 1913. He was also the first Asian to get this Prize.
  • First Japanese to win Nobel Prize : Hideki Yukawa for Physics in 1949.
  • First Chinese to win Nobel Prize : Chen Ning Yang and Tsung Dao Lee jointly for Physics in 1957.
  • First Pakistani to win Nobel Prize : Abdus Salam in 1979 for Physics.
  • First Burmese to win Nobel Prize : Aung San Suu Kyi in 1991 for Peace.
  • First person from Bangladesh to win Nobel Prize : Muhammad Yunus for Peace in 2006.
  • First person from Israel to win Nobel Prize : Shmuel Yosef Agnon for Literature in 1966.
  • First Person from Palestine to win Nobel Prize : Yasser Arafat for Peace in 1994.
  • First South Korean to win Nobel Prize : Kim Dae Jung for Peace in 2000.
  • First person from Iran to win Nobel Prize : Shirin Ebadi for Peace in 2003.
  • First Turkish National to win Nobel Prize : Orhan Pamuk for Literature in 2006.
  • First person from Yemen to win Nobel Prize : Tawakkul Karman for Peace in 2011. She is also the first Arab woman to win the Nobel Prize.

First Nobel Prize Winners of different Countries : Africa

  • First person from Africa to win Nobel prize : Max Theiler for Physiology/Medicine in 1951. He was from South Africa.
  • First person from Egypt to win Nobel prize : Anwar El Sadat for Peace in 1978.
  • First person from Nigeria to win Nobel prize : Wole Soyinka for Literature in 1986.
  • First person from Ghana to win Nobel prize : Kofi Annan for peace in 2001.
  • First person from Kenya to win Nobel prize : Wangari Maathai in 2004. She was also the first Black African woman to win Nobel Prize.

First Nobel Prize Winners of different Countries : Europe

  • First German to win Nobel Prize : Wilhelm Rontgen for Physics and Emil Adolf von Behring for Medicine in 1901.
  • First French to win Nobel Prize : Sully Prudhomme for Literature and Frédéric Passy for Peace in 1901.
  • First person from Switzerland to win Nobel Award : Henry Dunant for Literature in 1901.
  • First Dutch (Netherland) to win Nobel Prize : Jacobus H Van’t Hoff for Chemistry in 1901.
  • First British to win Nobel Prize : Ronald Ross for Physiology/Medicine in 1902.
  • First Swedish to win Nobel Prize : Svante Arrhenius for Chemistry in 1903.
  • First Danish (Denmark) to win Nobel Prize : Niels Ryberg Finsen for Physiology/Medicine in 1903.
  • First Norwegian to win Nobel Prize : Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson for Literature in 1903.
  • First Scottish to win Nobel Prize : William Ramsay for Chemistry in 1904.
  • First Russian to win Nobel Prize : Ivan Pavlov for Physiology/Medicine in 1904.
  • First Spanish to win Nobel Prize : José Echegaray for Literature in 1904
  • First Polish to win Nobel Prize : Henryk Sienkiewicz for Literature in 1905.
  • First person from Austria to win Nobel Prize : Bertha von Suttner for Peace in 1905.
  • First Italian to win Nobel Prize : Camillo Golgi for Medicine and Giosuè Carducc for Literature in 1906.
  • First Greek to win Nobel Prize : Giorgos Seferis for Literature in 1963.
  • First person from Ireland to win Nobel Prize : W. B. Yeats for  Literature in 1923.

First Nobel Prize Winners of different Countries : North and South America

  • First person from Argentina to win Nobel Prize : Carlos Saavedra Lamas for Peace in 1936.
  • First Canadian to win Nobel Prize : Frederick Grant Banting for Medicine in 1923.
  • First person from Chile to win Nobel Prize : Gabriela Mistral for Literature in 1945.
  • First person from Columbia to win Nobel Prize : Gabriel García Márquez for Literature in 1982.
  • First Mexican to win Nobel Prize : Alfonso García Robles for Peace in 1982.
  • First person from Peru to win Nobel Prize : Mario Vargas Llosa, Literature, 2010
  • First person from Trinidad and Tobago to win Nobel Prize : V. S. Naipaul for Literature in 2001.
  • First person from United States to win Nobel Prize : Theodore Roosevelt for Peace in 1906.