Linus Carl Pauling, first person to receive Nobel Prize in two different categories

First person presented the Nobel Prize in two different categories of Chemistry and Peace was in 1963 (first award was in 1954)

Linus Carl Pauling of the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA, an American Biochemist and Peace Activist was the sole winner of Nobel Prizes in two different categories. He won chemistry prize and cash of $35,000 on December 10, 1954, at Stockholm, Sweden and the Peace Prize and cash of $50,000 on December 10, 1963, at Oslo, Norway.

Additional Information:

  • Linus Pauling: Biographical
    Linus Carl Pauling was born in Portland, Oregon, on 28th February, 1901, the son of a druggist, Herman Henry William Pauling, who, though born in Missouri, was of German descent, and his wife, Lucy Isabelle Darling, born in Oregon of English-Scottish ancestry.
  • Linus Pauling: Facts
    Linus Pauling was born in Portland, Oregon, in the United States. His family came from a line of Prussian farmers, and his father worked as a pharmaceuticals salesman, among other things.
  • Linus Pauling: Nobel Lecture – PDF
    A century ago the structural theory of organic chemistry was developed. Frankland in 1852 suggested that an atom of an element has a definite capacity for combining with atoms of other elements – a definite valence.
  • Linus Pauling: Nominations
    Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. It is a great honor to be chosen as the recipient of a Nobel Prize; not only a great honor, but a great pleasure, and, speaking not only for myself but also for my wife and our children, I thank all of you.
  • Linus Pauling: Nominations
    Nominated on 70 occasions for the Nobel Prize in…
  • Linus Pauling – Wikipedia
    Linus Carl Pauling (February 28, 1901 – August 19, 1994)[4] was an American chemist, biochemist, peace activist, author, and educator. He published more than 1,200 papers and books, of which about 850 dealt with scientific topics.[5] New Scientist called him one of the 20 greatest scientists of all time,[6] and as of 2000, he was rated the 16th most important scientist in history.
  • Linus Pauling Biography | Linus Pauling Institute | Oregon State …
    When Linus Pauling died on Aug. 19, 1994, the world lost one of its greatest scientists and humanitarians and a much respected and beloved defender of civil liberties and health issues.
  • Linus Pauling – Chemist, Scientist –
    Linus Pauling was a theoretical physical chemist who became the only person to have won two unshared Nobel Prizes.
  • Linus Pauling | American scientist |
    Linus Pauling, in full Linus Carl Pauling (born February 28, 1901, Portland, Oregon, U.S.—died August 19, 1994, Big Sur, California), American theoretical physical chemist who became the only person to have won two unshared Nobel Prizes. His first prize (1954) was awarded for research into the nature of the chemical bond and its use in elucidating molecular structure; the second (1962) recognized his efforts to ban the testing of nuclear weapons.
  • Linus Carl Pauling | Chemical Heritage Foundation
    Pauling, a Nobel laureate and prolific researcher, made significant contributions to our understanding of chemical bonding and structure.
  • Linus Carl Pauling facts, information, pictures | …
    Often called the Einstein of chemistry, Pauling is widely regarded as the most important chemist of the twentieth century.
  • Linus Carl Pauling | Department of Chemistry – Stanford Chemistry
    Among the most impactful scientists of the 20th century and the only person to receive two unshared Nobel Prizes, Linus Carl Pauling is credited with helping to establish the fields of quantum chemistry and molecular biology.
      December 10th 1963
      December 10th 1954
      Linus Carl Pauling
      Biochemist and Peace Activist

Linus Carl Pauling


      February 28, 1901, Portland, Oregon, United States
      August 19, 1994, Big Sur, California, United States
      California Institute of Technology (1925),
      Washington High School,
      Oregon State University


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