Noble Prize Laureates

There have been a number of Noble Prize Laureates born in either former or present-day Poland. Not all would have considered themselves Polish but all have a solid connection to Poland.

Marie Curie

Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel prize, the first person to win two Nobel Prizes, and is the only woman to win in two fields.

1903 Maria SKLODOWSKA-CURIE – Noble prize for Physics
1905 Henryk SIENKIEWICZ – Noble prize for Literature
1907 Albert Abraham MICHELSON – Noble prize for Physics
1911 Maria SKLODOWSKA-CURIE – Noble prize for Chemistry
1920 Walther Hermann NERNST – Noble prize for Chemistry
1924 Wladyslaw Stanislaw REYMONT - Noble prize for Literature
1944 Isidor Isaac RABI – Noble prize for Physics
1950 Tadeus REICHSTEIN – Noble prize for Medicine
1963 Maria GOEPPERT-MAYER – Noble prize for Physics
1966 Shmuel Yosef AGNON – Noble prize for Literature
1977 Andrew V. SCHALLY – Noble prize for Medicine
1978 Isaac Bashevis SINGER – Noble prize for Literature
1978 Menachem BEGIN – Noble prize for Peace
1980 Czeslaw MILOSZ – Noble prize for Literature
1981 Roald HOFFMANN – Noble prize for Chemistry
1983 Lech WALESA – Noble prize for Peace
1985 Klaus von KLITZING – Noble prize for Physics
1992 Georges CHARPAK – Noble prize for Physics
1994 Shimon PERES – Noble prize for Peace
1995 Jozef ROTBLAT – Noble prize for Peace
1996 Wislawa SZYMBORSKA – Noble prize for Literature
1999 Gunter GRASS – Noble prize for Literature
1999 Gunter BLOBEL – Noble prize for Medicine

Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1924 was awarded to Wladyslaw Reymont for his great national epic, ‘The Peasants’.

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