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10. Are there any famous Esperanto speakers?




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This article is from the Esperanto FAQ, by Mike Urban urban@netcom.com and Yves Bellefeuille yan@storm.ca with numerous contributions by others.

10. Are there any famous Esperanto speakers?

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*** I hope to expand this section, but I guess I could do
*** worse than to start with some Nobel Prize winners! ;-)
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Nobel Prize Winners:

Sir William Ramsay (Chemistry, 1904)

Awarded the Nobel Prize "in recognition of his services in the
discovery of the inert gaseous elements in air, and his
determination of their place in the periodic system".

Participated in many Esperanto conferences and meetings.

Sir Joseph J. Thomson (Physics, 1906)

"In recognition of the great merits of his theoretical and
experimental investigations on the conduction of electricity by
gases".

Vice-President of the International Esperanto Science Association.

Alfred Hermann Fried (Peace, 1911)

"Founder of _Die Friedenswarte_" (a peace publication).

Author of an Esperanto textbook and contributor to the magazine
_L'esperantiste_.

Charles Ribert Richet (Medicine, 1913)

"In recognition of his work on anaphylaxis".

Active Esperantist.

Daniel Bovet (Medicine, 1957)

"For his discoveries relating to synthetic compounds that inhibit
the action of certain body substances, and especially their action
on the vascular system and the skeletal muscles".

Learned Esperanto as a first language.

Reinhard Selten (Economics, 1994)

"For [his] pioneering analysis of equilibria in the theory of
non-cooperative games".

Author of two books in Esperanto on games theory.

 

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