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When and to whom, first Nobel prize was given? What discovery had been made by that scientist?

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When and to whom, first Nobel prize was given? What discovery had been made by that scientist?
posted Feb 19, 2016 by Aavishkar Kumar

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The will of the Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel established the prizes in 1895. The prizes in Chemistry, Literature, Peace, Physics, and Physiology or Medicine were first awarded in 1901 as follows .

Physics Prize - Wilhelm Röntgen for discovery of X-rays
Chemistry Prize - Jacobus van't Hoff for his contributions in chemical thermodynamics
Litterature - Sully Prudhomme
Physiology or Medicine Prize - German physiologist and microbiologist Emil von Behring for research on antitoxin to treat diphtheria.

answer Feb 19, 2016 by Sanoj Kumar
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