General Science, Mathematics, and Technology

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When was the Nobel Prize first awarded?

The Nobel Prize was established by Alfred Nobel (1833–1896) to recognize individuals whose achievements during the preceding year had conferred the greatest benefit to mankind. Five prizes were to be conferred each year in the areas of physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, economic sciences, and peace. Although Nobel passed away in 1896, the first prizes were not awarded until 1901.


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