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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 06:16 AM
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170. They don't award it posthumously now
Is it possible to nominate someone for a posthumous Nobel Prize?

No, it is not. From 1974, the Statutes of the Nobel Foundation have stipulated that a Prize cannot be awarded posthumously, unless death has occurred after the announcement of the Nobel Prize. This happened in 1996 when William Vickrey died only a few days after the announcement of the Prize in Economics.

Before 1974, the Nobel Prize has only been awarded posthumously twice: to Dag Hammarskjld (Nobel Peace Prize 1961) and Erik Axel Karlfeldt (Nobel Prize in Literature 1931)

http://nobelprize.org/nomination/nomination_facts.html


(and both of those were people who had died earlier in the year of the award)
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