Did Isaac Newton Win the Nobel Prize?

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Isaac Newton lived from 1643 to 1727. The first Nobel prizes were awarded in 1901 so Isaac Newton could not have won a Nobel prize.

In 1689, after helping lead the resistance to King James II's attempts to re-institute Catholic teaching at Cambridge, Isaac Newton was elected to represent Cambridge in Parliament. He was elected president of the Royal Society in 1703 and knighted by Queen Anne of England in 1705.

Alfred Nobel was born in Sweden in 1833. His interests are reflected in the prizes he established in his will. With his fortune, prizes were established for physics, chemistry, literature, medicine and peace.