Full text: List of Nobel Laureates (1939)

The Nobel prize for literature: 
The prize for the wear 1901 was awarded lo: 
member of the French Academy, born 1839, 
died 7th September, 1907; “in recognition of his 
exceptional merit as a writer, as shown even in his 
later yeavs; and especially of his poetry, which 
veveals a vave genius for the expression of lofty 
idealism and deep fecling in a pevfect form.” 
The prize for the year 1902 was awavded to: 
MoMMSEN, THEODOR, professor of history at the 
University of Berlin, born 1817, died 1st No- 
vember, 1903; ‘‘the greatest living master of 
historical narrative, in special recognition of his 
monumental Roman history.’ 
The prize for the year 1903 was awavded fo: 
BjORNSON, BJjORNSTJERNE, Norway, born 1832, died 
26th April, 1910; “in recognition of a noble devo- 
tion lo poetic creation over a long period of years, 
distinguished by a rave purity of spirit and ovi- 
ginality of conception.” 
The prize for the year 1904 was equally divided be- 
MisTRAL, FrEDERI, France, born 1830, died 25th 
March, 1914; “in recognition of the fresh oviginal- 
ity and true avlistic genius of his poetry, which 
faithfully mivvors the native spirit of his people, and 
of his important work as a Provence philologist.” 
LCHEGARAY, Josi, member of the Spanish Academy, 
born 1833, died 14th September, 1916; “In ve- 
cognition of the brilliant and extensive literary 
work in which he has revived the great traditions 
of the Spanish drama on original and independent 

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