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Sunday, 20 May 2018

Sunday Stamps II A-Z 'N' Nobel Prize winners

Three Nobel Prize winners from 1911 appeared on these Swedish stamps issued on 10 December 1971.

Count Maurice Polidore Marie Bernard Maeterlinck
Nobel Prize in Literature
The Nobel Prize in Literature 1911 was awarded to Maurice Maeterlinck "in appreciation of his many-sided literary activities, and especially of his dramatic works, which are distinguished by a wealth of imagination and by a poetic fancy, which reveals, sometimes in the guise of a fairy tale, a deep inspiration, while in a mysterious way they appeal to the readers' own feelings and stimulate their imaginations".

Maeterlinck was born in Ghent, Belgium

Wilhelm Wien & Alivar Gullstrand
Wilhelm Wien, born in a part of Prussia that is now in Russia, was affiliated to W├╝rzburg University in Germany when he won the Nobel Prize for Physics. During his career he submitted 24 nominations for a Nobel Prize and was nominated 9 times for the Physics Prize.

Alivar Gullstrand was Swedish and in 1911 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. He was also a multi-nominee for Nobel Prizes including the one for Physics.

For other 'N' related stamps please visit Sunday-Stamps-n. where you will find another world famous scientist.

6 comments:

Eva A. said...

Nobel Prize Winners is a good theme for stamps. I think the Spanish postal service is going to issue a series (although we don't have a lot of Nobel Prize winners in the country, alas).

Ana said...

It is funny what this Nobel Prize in Literature has turned into this year =/

Joy said...

Maeterlinck had a cracking series of names.

FinnBadger said...

Great and unusual choice today. A lot of science about this week, so nice to see one for literature.

violet s said...

Of all the names I might have chosen were I to guess Maeterlinck's given names, none wold have been these. It's interesting that the stamps have different designs, though both are for the 1911 Nobel.

agi said...

Nobel Prize is a great theme for this week! I haven't come across it before I think, which may be a bit odd