Alfred Nobel, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Alfred Nobel

Swedish chemist, innovator, and armaments manufacturer

Date of Birth: 21-Oct-1833

Place of Birth: Stockholm, Sweden

Date of Death: 10-Dec-1896

Profession: photographer, engineer, chemist, industrialist, philanthropist, weapons manufacturer

Nationality: Sweden

Zodiac Sign: Libra

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About Alfred Nobel

  • Alfred Bernhard Nobel ( noh-BEL, Swedish: ['alfr?d n?'b?l?] (listen); 21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish businessman, chemist, engineer, inventor, and philanthropist.
  • He held 355 different patents, dynamite being the most famous.
  • The synthetic element nobelium was named after him.
  • He 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.
  • Having read a premature obituary which condemned him for profiting from the sales of arms, he bequeathed his fortune to institute the Nobel Prize.
  • His name also survives in companies such as Dynamit Nobel and AkzoNobel, which are descendants of mergers with companies that Nobel established.

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