This video from the Netherlands says about itself:
10 June 2016
Professor L.W. (Lodi) Nauta is the first philosopher to receive the Spinoza Prize since its introduction in 1996, another reason to celebrate for the laureate. ‘I consider this to be not merely the recognition of my own work, but also of the importance of philosophy and its history.‘
The Spinoza Prize award ceremony will be today.
As Spinoza was a seventeenth century Jewish Portuguese Dutch philosopher, it looks a bit surprising that all other laureates so far of the prize named after him were and are non-philosophers. Most of them were natural scientists, including biologists.