NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
12th December, 1910 : Germany has walked away with three of the five prizes presented this year by the Nobel Committee in Stockholm. Paul Heyse wins the Nobel Prize for Literature, while the Chemistry Prize goes to to Otto Wallach. Their compatriot Albrecht Kossel carries off the Prize for Medicine for his work on albumins. A Dutchman, Johannes Diderik van der Waals, is this year’s Physics laureate for his work on fluids and gases. The Peace Prize was awarded to the International Peace Bureau in Berne, Switzerland.
Paul Johann Ludwig von Heyse (15 March 1830 – 2 April 1914) ]