Winners of Nobel prizes: top 5 nations

In 1909 Selma Lagerlöf became the first woman to win the Prize for Literature

France leads the Literature category with 11 Nobel wins

Winners include Albert Einstein (1921) ‘for his services to Theoretical Physics’

The US has more Nobel Prizes in every category but literature

Sir Alexander Fleming shared the 1945 prize after he accidentally discovered penicillin

70

26

12

24

7

7

24

Sweden 29

Germany 80

France 54

UK 98

United States 258

Peace

Physiology or Medicine

Physics

Literature

Economic Sciences

Chemistry

The US has more Nobel Prizes in every category but literature

In 1909 Sweden’s Selma Lagerlöf became the first woman to win the Prize for Literature, a category France leads with 11 Nobels

Winners include Albert Einstein (1921) ‘for his services to Theoretical Physics’

Sir Alexander Fleming shared the 1945 prize after he accidentally discovered penicillin

Peace

Physiology

or Medicine

Physics

Literature

Economic

Sciences

Chemistry

70

26

12

24

7

7

24

Germany 80

Sweden 29

France 54

UK 98

United States 258