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Who's Who on Swedish Stamps

  1. Svante Arrhenius. Chemist. (1859-1927) Awarded the Nobel prize in Chemistry 1903 "in recognition of the extradinary services he has rendered to the advancement of chemistry by his electrolytic theory of dissociation" (FDC insert quote from award). See a simulation of his dissertation. . Arrhenius in 1896 was the first to predict that industrial society would change the climate. The theory is now called global warming.

    1. 100th Anniversary of birth. 1959. Scott 547-49, 549a. Facit 507-08, H130. Read FDC text

    2. 60th anniversary of award of Nobel prize in chemistry. 1963. (Scott 637 & 39) Facit 553, H 160..

    3. Nobel Prizewinners in Chemistry: 100th anniversary of the Swedish Chemical Society. 1983. Portrays schematic of battery. Facit 1281.

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  2. Johann Fredrich Wilhelm Adolf von Baeyer, (1835-1917) Germany. Nobel prize in Chemistry in 1905 "in recognition of his services concerning the evolution of the organic chemistry and the chemical industry through his works on organic colorants and hyrdo aromatic combinations." (FDC insert quoting the award.)

    1. 60th Anniversary of 1905 Nobel prize for Chemistry .Facit 570.

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  3. E.A. von Behring, (1854-1917) Nobel prize in medicine 1901 "for his work on serum therapy, especially its application against diphteria, by which he has opened a new road in the domain of medical science and thereby placed in the hands of the physician a victorious weapon against illness and deaths." (FDC insert quoting the award.)

    1. 60th Anniversary of 1901 Nobel prize for medicine.Facit 529-31.

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  4. Antoine Henri Becquerel, (1852-1908) Nobel prize in physics 1903 (with P. & M. Curie) "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by his discovery of spontaneous radioactivity ." (FDC insert quoting the award.)

    1. 60th Anniversary of 1903 Nobel prize.Facit 554.

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  5. Sune Bergstrom, (1916- ) Nobel prize in medicine 1982 (with B. Samuelsson) "for discoveries about prostaglandins and similar biologically active substances". (FDC back text.)

    1. 1982 Nobel prize in Medicine.Facit .

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  6. Bjornstjerne Bjornson (1832-1910) Norwegian. Nobel prize in literatuare 1903 "as a tribute to his noble, magnificent and versatile work as a poet, which has always been distinguished both for the freshness of its inspiration and its rare purity of spirit" (FDC insert quoting the award)

    1. 60th Anniversary of the award Facit 553, H160.

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  7. Hjalmar Branting (1860-1921) Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize 1921

    1. 100th anniversary of birth. (1960). Scott 564-66, Facit 519-20, H135. Read FDC text

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  8. E. Buchner (1860-1917) 1907 Nobel prize in chemistry.
    1. The 60th Anniversary of the award (1967) Facit 618

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  9. Giosue Carducci, (1835-1907) Italy. Nobel prize in Literature in 1906 "not only for his rich erudition and critic researches, but primarily as a tribute to the plastic energy, the freshness of his style and the lyric strength, so caracteristic [sic] of his poetic masterpieces." (FDC insert quoting the award.)

    1. 60th Anniversary of 1906 Nobel prize for Literature .Facit 593.

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  10. Marie Curie, (1859-1906) Nobel prize in physics 1903 (with P. Curie) "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel" (FDC insert quoting the award.) Becquerel got the other half of the 1903 award.

    1. 60th Anniversary of 1903 Nobel prize.Facit 554.

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  11. Pierre Curie, (1859-1906) Nobel prize in physics 1903 (with M. Curie) "in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel" (FDC insert quoting the award.) Becquerel got the other half of the 1903 award.

    1. 60th Anniversary of 1903 Nobel prize. (1963)Facit 554.

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  12. Henry Dunant (1828-1910) who conceived the Red Cross. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901.
    1. 100th anniversary of the idea of the Red Cross (1959):
    2. Facit 502

    3. Norway Facit 497-98 issued Dec 9, 1961 picture a bearded Dunant in honor of the 60th anniversary of the award.

    The Red Cross is pictured on Facit 358.

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  13. Jose Echegaray Y Eizaguirre (1833-1914) Spain. Nobel prize in literature 1904 (with Mistral) "in recognition of the numerous and brilliant compositions which, in an individual and original manner, have revived the great traditions of the Spanish drama" (FDC insert quoting the award)

    1. 60th Anniversary of the award (1963) Facit 559, H167.

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  14. Neils Finsen (1860-1904) Danish physician. Nobel prize in medicine 1903 "in recognition of his contribution to the treatment of diseases, especially lupus vulgaris, with concentrated light radiation, whereby he has opened a new avenue for science" (FDC insert quoting the award)

    1. 60th Anniversary of the award (1963) Facit 553, H160.

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  15. Hermann Emil Fischer (1852-1919) German. Nobel prize in chemistry 1902 "in recognition of his synthetic work in the sugar and purine groups." (FDC insert quoting the award)

    1. 60th Anniversary of the award (1962) Facit 541.

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  16. Camillo Golgi, (1843-1926) Italy. Nobel prize in Medicine in 1906 (with Ramon y Cajal) "in recognition of their work concerning the structure of the nervious system." (FDC insert quoting the award.)

    1. 60th Anniversary of 1906 Nobel prize for Medicine .Facit 594.

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  17. Ragner Granit, (1900-1991) . Nobel prize in Medicine in 1967 because he "studied our sense of colour." (FDC backnotes.)

    1. Nobel winners in MedicineFacit.

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  18. Verner von Heidenstam . (1859-1940). Sweden. Awarded the Nobel prize in literature 1916.

    1. 100th anniversary of birth. (1959) Scott 541-43, 543a. Facit 503-04, H128.

    2. 60th anniversary of Nobel prize. (1976). Scott 1185-86. Facit 987-988.

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  19. J. H. vant Hoff,(1852-1911) Nobel prize in chemistry 1901 "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the laws of chemical dynamics and osmotic pressure in solutions" (FDC insert quoting the award)

    1. 60th anniversary of the Nobel award (1961): Facit 529-31.

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  20. Eric Axel Karlfeldt (1864-1931)Swedish poet, awarded the Nobel prize in literature 1931.

    1. The 100th anniversary of his birth. (1964): Facit 555-56, H162.

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  21. R. Kipling (1852-1931) 1903 Nobel prize in literature.

    1. 60th anniversary of the Nobel award (1967): Facit 619

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  22. Selma Lagerlof (1858-1940)Swedish author, awarded the Nobel prize in literature 1909.
    1. 100th anniversary of her birth Facit 497-99
    2. 60th anniversary of the award (1969): Facit 682, H230

      "The Wonderful Adventures of Nils", one of her most beloved stories, is illustrated with Nils riding a goose on Facit 750, and with Nils in a farmyard with geese on Facit 675.

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  23. Ch L. A. Laveran (1845-1922) 1907 Nobel prize in medicine.
    1. 60th anniversary of the award (1967): Facit 619, H201


  24. Philipp Eduard Anton von Lenard, (1862-1947), Germany. Nobel prize in Physics in 1905 for "his works about the cathode rays" (FDC insert quoting the award.)

    1. 60th Anniversary of 1905 Nobel prize for Physics.Facit 570.

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  25. Hendrik Antoon Lorentz (1853-1928) Dutch. Nobel prize in physics 1902 (with Zeeman) "in recognition of their research upon the influence of the magnetism on the phenomena of radiation." (FDC insert quoting the award)

    1. 60th Anniversary of the award (1962): Facit 541.

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  26. Robert Koch, (1843-1910)Germany. Nobel prize in Medicine 1905 "in recognition of his researches and discoveries about tuberculosis." (FDC insert quoting the award.)

    1. 60th Anniversary of 1905 Nobel prize for medicine.Facit 571.

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  27. A. A. Michelson (1852-1931) 1903 Nobel prize in physics. 1967

    1. 60th anniversary of the award (1963): Facit 618

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  28. Frederi Mistral (1830-1914) France. Nobel prize in literature 1904 (with Eizaguirre) "in recognition of the fresh originality and true inspiration of his poetic production, which faithfully reflects the natural scenery and native spirit of his people, and, in addition, his significant work as a Provencal philologist" (FDC insert quoting the award)

    1. 60th Anniversary of the awardFacit 559, H167.

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  29. Christian Matthias Theodor Mommsen (1817-1903) German historian, lawyer and philogist. Nobel prize in literature 1902 "as the greatest living master of the present time in the art of historical exposition, particularly in respect to his monumental work - Romische Geschichte" (FDC insert quoting the award)

    1. 60th Anniversary of the award (1963): Facit 540, H153.

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  30. Henri Mossian, (1852-1907) France. Nobel prize in Chemistry in 1906 "in recognition of his investigation and isolation of Fluorine as well as the construction of the electrical furnace named after him for the service of science" (FDC insert quoting the award.)

    1. 60th Anniversary of 1906 Nobel prize for Chemistry .Facit 594.

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  31. Alfred Nobel (1833-1896) Inventor & chemist whose fortune funds the Nobel prizes 1946

    1. 50th anniversary of his death (1946) Facit 372-73

    2. 100th anniversary of his will. (1995) Portrait by E Osterman.Facit 1934

      Nobel's house in Paris (1995) Facit 1935

      Nobel's laboratory in Bjorkorn, Karskoga Facit 1936

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  32. Ivan Petrovic Pavlov (1849-1936) Russian. Nobel prize in medicine 1904 "in recognition of his work on the physiology of digestion, through which knowledge of vital aspects of the subject has been transformed and enlarged" (FDC insert quoting the award)

    1. 60th Anniversary of the award (1964): Facit 560, H168.

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  33. RFA Sully-Prudhomme, (1839-1907) Nobel prize in literature 1901 " 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." (FDC insert quoting the award).

    1. 60th anniversary of the award Facit 529-31.

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  34. Sir William Ramsay (1852-1916) Great Britain. Nobel prize in chemistry 1904 ( "in recognition of his services in the discovery of the inert gaseous elements in air, and his determination of their place inthe periodic system" (FDC insert quoting the award)

    1. 60th Anniversary of the award Facit 560, H168.

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  35. Lord Rayleigh (1842-1919) Great Britain. Nobel prize in physics 1904 "for his investigations of the densities of hte most important gases and for his discovery of argon in connection with these studies" (FDC insert quoting the award)

    1. 60th Anniversary of the award Facit 559, H167.

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  36. Santiago Ramon y Cajal, (1852-1934) Spain. Nobel prize in Medicine in 1906 (with Camillo Golgi) "in recognition of their work concerning the structure of the nervious system." (FDC insert quoting the award.)

    1. 60th Anniversary of 1906 Nobel prize for Medicine .Facit 594.

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  37. W. C. Rontgen (1845-1923) Nobel prize in physics 1901 "in recognition of the extraordinary services he has rendered by the discovery of the remarkable rays subsequently named after him." (FDC insert quoting the award)

    1. 60th Anniversary of the award Facit 529-31.

    2. Award ceremony (1995): Facit 1937

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  38. Sir Ronald Ross (1857-1932) Professor of Tropical Medicine in Liverpool. Nobel prize in medicine 1902 "in recognition of his work concerning malaria and the ways of fighting this disease" (FDC insert quoting the award)

    1. 60th Anniversary of the award Facit 540, H153.

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  39. Bengt Samuelsson, (1934- ) Nobel prize in medicine 1982 (with Sune Bergstrom) "for discoveries about prostaglandins and similar biologically active substances". (FDC back text.)

    1. 1982 Nobel prize in Medicine.Facit .

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  40. N Soderblom (1866-1931) Archbishop. Nobel peace prize 1930.

    1. Facit 572-73.

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  41. Henryk Sienkiewicz, (1846-1916) Poland. Nobel prize in Literature in 1905 "in recognition of his considerable merits as an epic author." (FDC insert quoting the award.)

    1. 60th Anniversary of 1905 Nobel prize for Literature.Facit 571.

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  42. John William Strutt See Lord Rayleigh

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  43. Hugo Theorell, (1903-1982) . Nobel prize in Medicine in 1955 "for his discoveries about the nature and action of oxidation enzymes." (FDC back notes.)

    1. Nobel winners in Medicine.Facit .

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  44. Pieter Zeeman (1865-1943) Nobel prize in physics 1902 (with Lorentz) "in recognition of their research upon the influence of the magnetism on the phenomena of radiation." (FDC insert quoting the award)

    1. 60th Anniversary of the 1902 award Facit 541.

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