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Jane Addams was founder of Hull House in Chicago, an early settlement house, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Jane Addams was founder of Hull House in Chicago, an early settlement house, and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize.

Gertrude Belle Elion (1918-1999) American biochemist and pharmacologist who played a key role in developing the AIDS drug AZT, receiving the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1988 together with two other researchers. She was the first woman to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

Gertrude Belle Elion (1918-1999) American biochemist and pharmacologist who played a key role in developing the AIDS drug AZT, receiving the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1988 together with two other researchers. She was the first woman to be inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1991: Nadine Gordimer. Prize motivation: "who through her magnificent epic writing has - in the words of Alfred Nobel - been of very great benefit to humanity"

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1991

The Nobel Prize in Literature 1991 was awarded to Nadine Gordimer "who through her magnificent epic writing has - in the words of Alfred Nobel - been of very great benefit to humanity".

William Butler Yeats (1865 – 1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. In 1923 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature as the first Irishman so honoured for what the Nobel Committee described as "inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation."

Don Share's Squandermania Classics

sparklesdire: “ Yeats, probably January 1939 ”

From left to right:  Pierre Curie  (Nobel Prize in Physics 1903);  Marie Curie  (Nobel Prize in Physics 1903 and Chemistry 1911);  Irène Curie  (Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1935);  Dr Curie (Pierre Curie's father).

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Winston Spencer Churchill (1874 - 1965) Politician and twice prime minister of Britain. Leader of the UK during World War Two. Regarded as one of the greatest wartime leaders of 20th century. Honorary citizen of U.S. Nobel prize for literature. His state funeral saw the largest assembly of world leaders in history.

How Churchill fought them with his speeches: CHURCHILL: THE POWER OF WORDS EDITED BY MARTIN GILBERT

My guess, writes ROGER LEWIS, is that had Winston Churchill been more terse, a year could have been knocked off the Second World War.

A color photo from the early 20th century showing Einstein at about the time he received the Nobel Prize in physics. More "rare and iconic" photos of Einstein at the link.

Rare and Iconic Photos of Einstein Celebrate His Nobel Win 90 Years Ago

Ask anyone to name an iconic scientists and most people will say Albert Einstein. He was his generation's greatest physicist as well as a international celebrity and humanitarian. Many people can tell you at least something about his renowned Theory of Relativity, though the details probably elude them right now.

DORIS LESSING, 92 years old, is the eleventh woman and the oldest ever person to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, given in 2007.

Nobel Laureate Feels Sorry for All the Pretty Young Authors

Author and Nobel laureate Doris Lessing thinks the current marketing climate for young authors is damaging—in fact, she feels "desperately sorry" for them. "Now what happens is that if you are a girl who's good-looking and has written even a passable book you can be earning enormous sums of money very quickly and are then sent on a promotional tour... there are people who can't write a second book because they are always on the telephone or having to do some TV thing." (It must be said: back…

Dorothy Hodgkin was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for her work to discover the structure of penicillin. So, the next Kardashian sister to get (*hem*) an infection should remember this meaningful female!

Dorothy Hodgkin was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for her work to discover the structure of penicillin. So, the next Kardashian sister to get (*hem*) an infection should remember this meaningful female!

Canadian author Alice Munro, queen of the short story, is the 2013 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Canadian author Alice Munro, queen of the short story, is the 2013 winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Doris Lessing, the Nobel prize-winning, free-thinking, world-traveling and often-polarizing author of "The Golden Notebook" and dozens of other novels that reflected her own improbable journey across the former British empire, died Sunday. She was 94.

Over 50 and fabulous: Top women over 50 and how to be stylish tips

Over 50 and fabulous: A list of fascinating, top women over 50, photos, shopping, and tips for being stylish when you are a 50+ woman...

Alice Munro - by Peter Sibbald. Winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature The 82-year-old, whose books include  Dance of the Happy Shades and The View From Castle Rock, is only the 13th woman to win the prize since its inception in 1901.

Alice Munro - by Peter Sibbald. Winner of the 2013 Nobel Prize for Literature The 82-year-old, whose books include Dance of the Happy Shades and The View From Castle Rock, is only the 13th woman to win the prize since its inception in 1901.

Aung San Suu Kyi of Burma, winner of the Nobel Prize and a Burmese advocate for peace and liberty.

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Kofi Annan, Nobel Peace Prize

The Nobel Peace Prize 2001

The Nobel Peace Prize 2001 was awarded jointly to United Nations (U.N.) and Kofi Annan "for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world".

Third Egyptian President (the one before Hosny Mubarak). Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize after doing the unthinkable and visiting Israel to culminate the  Egypt–Israel Peace Treaty, which lead to his assassination by Islamic fundamentalist group.

People who Changed the World in Politics:

There are countless people who changed the world. This is as per my knowledge and perceptions , and you are free to enter your ideas at the bottom of this page. So, here we go. 1. Mahatma Gandhi - This guy is at the top of my list. He popularized the non-voilent movement. He stopped eating "sugar" only so he could tell a child to give up sugar. He sure lives by the phrase, "be the change you wish to see". 2.Queen Elizabeth I - Queen of one of the most successful monarchs, who defeated the…