List of Danish Nobel laureates
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This is a list of Danish Nobel laureates. Since the Nobel Prize was established per the will of Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel in 1895, 12 of the prize winners have been from Denmark. The first Danish Nobel laureate was Niels Ryberg Finsen, who won a Nobel Prize for medicine in 1903 for his work in using light therapy to treat diseases. The most recent Danish Nobel Prize winner was Jens Skou who won the prize in chemistry for his discovery over the enzyme, Na+/K+-ATPase in 1997. To date, of the 13 Nobel Prizes won by Danish people, 5 have been for medicine, 3 have been for physics, 3 have been for literature, 1 has been for chemistry and one has been for peace.
|1||1903||Niels Ryberg Finsen||Medicine|
|3 & 4||1917||Karl Adolph Gjellerup and Henrik Pontoppidan||Literature|
|8||1943||Carl Peter Henrik Dam||Medicine|
|9||1944||Johannes V. Jensen||Literature|
|10 & 11||1975||Aage Bohr and Ben Roy Mottelson||Physics|
|12||1984||Niels Kaj Jerne||Medicine|
|13||1997||Jens Christian Skou||Chemistry|
- Nielsen, Henry; Nielsen, Keld (2001). Neighbouring Nobel: The History of Thirteen Danish Nobel Prizes. Aarhus University Press. ISBN 9788772888996.
- "Nobel Prize Winners in Denmark - Nobel Laureates Denmark". altiusdirectory.com.