List of Danish Nobel laureates

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This is a list of Danish Nobel laureates. Since the Nobel Prize was established per the will of Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel in 1895, 12 of the prize winners have been from Denmark. The first Danish Nobel laureate was Niels Ryberg Finsen, who won a Nobel Prize for medicine in 1903 for his work in using light therapy to treat diseases. The most recent Danish Nobel Prize winner was Jens Skou who won the prize in chemistry for his discovery over the enzyme, Na+/K+-ATPase in 1997. To date, of the 13 Nobel Prizes won by Danish people, 5 have been for medicine, 3 have been for physics, 3 have been for literature, 1 has been for chemistry and one has been for peace. [1] [2]

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Laureates

# Year Winner Field
1 1903 Niels Ryberg Finsen Medicine
2 1908 Fredrik Bajer Peace
3 & 4 1917 Karl Adolph Gjellerup and Henrik Pontoppidan Literature
5 1920 August Krogh Medicine
6 1922 Niels Bohr Physics
7 1926 Johannes Fibiger Medicine
8 1943 Carl Peter Henrik Dam Medicine
9 1944 Johannes V. Jensen Literature
10 & 11 1975 Aage Bohr and Ben Roy Mottelson Physics
12 1984 Niels Kaj Jerne Medicine
13 1997 Jens Christian Skou Chemistry

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References

  1. https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/lists/countries.html
  2. Nielsen, Henry; Nielsen, Keld (2001). Neighbouring Nobel: The History of Thirteen Danish Nobel Prizes. Aarhus University Press. ISBN   9788772888996.
  3. "Nobel Prize Winners in Denmark - Nobel Laureates Denmark". altiusdirectory.com.