List of Belgian Nobel laureates

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This is a list of the Belgian Nobel laureates

Year Laureate Field Life Citation
2013 François Englert[1] Physics 1932– "for the theoretical discovery of a mechanism that contributes to our understanding of the origin of mass of subatomic particles, and which recently was confirmed through the discovery of the predicted fundamental particle, by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider" shared with Peter Higgs
1977 Ilya Prigogine[2] Chemistry 1917–2003 "for his contributions to non-equilibrium thermodynamics, particularly the theory of dissipative structures"
1974 Albert Claude[3] and Christian De Duve[4] Physiology or Medicine 1898–1983 (Claude)
1917–2013 (De Duve)
"for their discoveries concerning the structural and functional organization of the cell" with George E. Palade
1958 Dominique Pire[5] Peace 1910–1969 No citation
1938 Corneille Heymans[6] Physiology or Medicine 1892–1968 "for the discovery of the role played by the sinus and aortic mechanisms in the regulation of respiration"
1919 Jules Bordet[7] Physiology or Medicine 1870–1961 "for his discoveries relating to immunity"
1913 Henri La Fontaine[8] Peace 1854-1943 No citation
1911 Maurice Maeterlinck[9] Literature 1862-1949 "in appreciation of his many-sided literary activities, and especially of his dramatic works, which are distinguished by a wealth of imagination and by a poetic fancy, which reveals, sometimes in the guise of a fairy tale, a deep inspiration, while in a mysterious way they appeal to the readers' own feelings and stimulate their imaginations"
1909 Auguste Marie François Beernaert[10] Peace 1829-1912 With Paul-Henri-Benjamin d'Estournelles de Constant (no citation)
1904 Institut de Droit International[11] Peace Founded 1873 No citation

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  1. ^ "François Englert: The Nobel Prize in Physics 2013". Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Ilya Prigogine: The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1977". Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  3. ^ "Albert Claude: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1974". Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  4. ^ "Christian de Duve: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1974". Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  5. ^ "Dominique Pire: The Nobel Peace Prize 1958". Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Corneille Heymans: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1938". Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  7. ^ "Jules Bordet: The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 1919". Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Henri La Fontaine: The Nobel Peace Prize 1913". Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  9. ^ "Maurice Maeterlinck: The Nobel Prize in Literature 1911". Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  10. ^ "Auguste Beernaert: The Nobel Peace Prize 1909". Retrieved 6 January 2019.
  11. ^ "Institute of International Law: The Nobel Peace Prize 1904". Retrieved 6 January 2019.