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Alfred Nobel

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Birthday
21, 1833
Birthplace
Stockholm, Sweden
Death Date
Dec 10, 1896 (63)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
21, 1833
Birthplace
Stockholm, Sweden
Death Date
Dec 10, 1896 (63)

About

Swedish chemist, engineer, and inventor. His fortune was used posthumously to create and fund the Nobel Prizes. In his lifetime, he issued 350 patents internationally and established 90 armaments factories. 

Before Fame

He grew up wealthy after his father invented modern plywood and filed his first patent himself in 1857, for a gas meter.

Trivia

Nobel is credited with the invention of dynamite. While studying explosives, a shed he was using exploded at the factory in Heleneborg Stockholm, and killed five people, including his younger brother Emil.

Family Life

He had four brothers and a sister named Betty.

Associated With

He is the namesake of the Nobel Prize, of which Daniel Bovet is a winner.

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