#GAReads | Nearly 900 People Have Won Nobel Prizes. Only 48 Were Women.

Jane Addams, known as the "mother" of social work, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.

Jane Addams, known as the "mother" of social work, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1931.

"Nearly 900 People Have Won Nobel Prizes. Only 48 Were Women.":

Since the first awards in 1901, fewer than 900 individuals have received Nobel Prizes. As the latest laureates join the hallowed host this week, National Geographic wanted to get to know them all better…

Using the Nobel Foundation's detailed datasets from 1901 to 2016, we break down the winners of the world's best-known awards.

Read Michael Greshko's full article at National Geographic here…