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Spain: Culture#

World Heritage#

Nobel Prize Winners (7)#

Here persons are counted for the country they born in or if their affiliation is with this country.
Vicente AleixandreLiterature1977"for a creative poetic writing which illuminates man's condition in the cosmos and in present-day society, at the same time representing the great renewal of the traditions of Spanish poetry between the wars"
Jacinto BenaventeLiterature1922"for the happy manner in which he has continued the illustrious traditions of the Spanish drama"
Camilo José CelaLiterature1989"for a rich and intensive prose, which with restrained compassion forms a challenging vision of man's vulnerability"
José Echegaray y EizaguirreLiterature1904"in recognition of the numerous and brilliant compositions which, in an individual and original manner, have revived the great traditions of the Spanish drama"
Juan Ramón JiménezLiterature1956"for his lyrical poetry, which in Spanish language constitutes an example of high spirit and artistical purity"
Severo OchoaMedicine1959"for their discovery of the mechanisms in the biological synthesis of ribonucleic acid and deoxyribonucleic acid"
Santiago Ramón y CajalMedicine1906"in recognition of their work on the structure of the nervous system"

Partial List of Famous People#

National Parks#

Wolf Prize Winner#

Prof. Juan Ignacio circaPhysics2013Max plank Institute, Germany For groundbreaking theoretical contributions to quantum information processing, quantum optics and the physics of quantum gases.
Maestro Placido DomingoMusic2012Placido Domingo is one of the greatest tenors of all times. He has appeared in leading roles in 128 operas in around the world. His repertoire encompasses works from the early 18th century to Wagner and contemporary operas. Since the beginning of his career, Placido Domingo has also exhibited devotion to Israel and to various humanitarian causes. He has been especially active in encouraging young artists, and has shown much initiative as the ambassador of "Hear the World". Placido Domingo is a tenor famous for his powerful, multicolored voice that retains its purity and clarity at all registers.
Eduardo ChillidaPainting1985THE 1984/5 WOLF FOUNDATION PRIZE IN ARTS (SCULPTURE) for His sculpture, expressing a fruitful imagination and a practical beauty of forms, combines tradition and innovation in a contemporary guise.