Claes Nobel

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Claes Nobel in 2011

Claes Nobel (/nˈbɛl/ noh-BEL, Swedish: [ˈklɑːs nʊˈbɛlː]; July 20, 1930 – April 28, 2021) was the founder of the National Society of High School Scholars.


Nobel was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, on July 20, 1930.[1] His parents were Alf and Esther Nobel.[1] Nobel was the grandson of Ludvig Nobel and grand nephew to Alfred Nobel, who established the Nobel Prizes.[2][3] He was a native of Sweden.[4]

Nobel moved to the US in 1959 to study business.[1]

Nobel and Jim Lewis co-founded the National Society of High School Scholars in 2002.[1]

Nobel was honored at the Artivist Film Festival in November 2007 for his work in humanitarian and environmental causes.[4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Nobel married actress Margaretha Henning Nobel, who he met in 1956.[1] They had four children.[1]

He died at home in Portland, Oregon, at the age of 90 on April 28, 2021.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Claes Nobel". Obituaries. Oregon Live.
  2. ^ "World Peace One - Claes Nobel". Archived from the original on January 12, 2008. Retrieved March 26, 2010.
  3. ^ "3.7.97 Claes Nobel speech, Royal Albert Hall, London". Vimeo. 1997-07-03. Retrieved 2011-03-10.
  4. ^ a b MKI - Mr. Claes Nobel Archived July 14, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Ted Danson, Alyssa Milano and Claes Nobel to Be Honored at the 4th Annual Artivist Film Festival and Artivist Awards November 11th, 2007

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