Alfred Nobel

Chemist, Inventor

1833 – 1896

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Who was Alfred Nobel?

Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, and armaments manufacturer.

He was the inventor of dynamite. Nobel also owned Bofors, which he had redirected from its previous role as primarily an iron and steel producer to a major manufacturer of cannon and other armaments. Nobel held 350 different patents, dynamite being the most famous. His fortune was used posthumously to institute the Nobel Prizes. The synthetic element nobelium was named after him. His name also survives in modern-day companies such as Dynamit Nobel and AkzoNobel, which are descendants of or mergers with companies Nobel himself established.

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Born
Oct 21, 1833
Stockholm
Also known as
  • Alfred Bernhard Nobel
Parents
Siblings
Religion
  • Lutheranism
Nationality
  • Sweden
Profession
Lived in
  • Saint Petersburg
    (1842 - )
Died
Dec 10, 1896
Sanremo
Resting place
Norra Begravningsplatsen

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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