The Swedish industrialist, Alfred Nobel left a heap of fortune to endow the Nobel prize in order to honour the work of people in five areas : physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, peace and literature. A sixth award, Economics, is added by the Bank of Sweden (Sveriges Riksbank) in the memory of Alfred Nobel. Alfred Nobel had many talents since he worked as chemist, engineer and industrialist. Also, he could speak 5 languages fluently when he was just 17. He left 31 million Swedish kroner (265 million dollar) to fund the Nobel Prizes.The world’s most prestigious award was first given out in 1901. Here are nine interesting facts about this exquisiteness, which will make you think hard.
#1. Anyone can be nominated
Anyone can be nominated for the Nobel Prize provided they are alive. Adolf Hitler, Stalin and Benito
Mussolini have been nominated for this prize.