Nobel Prize for Literature

Nobel Prize for Literature in 1901

René François Armand Prudhomme was a French poet and essayist. He was the first ever winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901.

Nobel Prize Quote: “In special recognition of his poetic composition, which gives evidence of lofty idealism, artistic perfection, and a rare combination of the qualities of both heart and intellect.”

Additional Information:

  • More about the 1901 Nobel Prize in Literature – Nobelprize.org
    When Alfred Nobel decided to make the great donation which has justly received much attention, his entire life’s work led him to favour the study of nature and to reward discoveries in some of the sciences concerned with it.
  • Sully Prudhomme – Biographical – Nobelprize.org
    Rene Francois Armand Prudhomme (1839-1907) was the son of a French shopkeeper. He wanted to become an engineer, but an eye disease terminated his training at a polytechnic institute.
  • List of Nobel laureates in Literature – Wikipedia
    The Nobel Prize in Literature (Swedish: Nobelpriset i litteratur) is awarded annually by the Swedish Academy to authors for outstanding contributions in the field of literature. It is one of the five Nobel Prizes established by the 1895 will of Alfred Nobel, which are awarded for outstanding contributions in chemistry, physics, literature, peace, and physiology or medicine.
  • Nobel Prize in Literature – Wikipedia
    Since 1901, the Nobel Prize in Literature (Swedish: Nobelpriset i litteratur) has been awarded annually to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Alfred Nobel, produced “in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction” (original Swedish: den som inom litteraturen har producerat det mest framstående verket i en idealisk riktning).
  • Sully Prudhomme – Wikipedia
    René François Armand (Sully) Prudhomme (French: [syli pʁydɔm]; 16 March 1839 – 6 September 1907) was a French poet and essayist. He was the first ever winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1901.

Date:
      1901
Name(s):
      Rene-Francois-Armand Sully Prudhomme
Occupation:
      French Poet
Location:
      Unknown
Born:
      March 16th 1839,
      Paris, France
Died:
      September 6th 1907,
      Châtenay-Malabry, France
Awards:
      Nobel Prize in Literature
Books:
      Les vaines tendresses

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