A Big Prize from a Little Known Man

In spite of the publicity surrounding the yearly announcement of the Nobel prizes, many know little about Alfred Nobel, the man who endowed them. Nobel was a successful Swedish industrialist and inventor, best known for the invention of dynamite.  The standard explosive of the day in the construction business was nitroglycerine.  However, it had the…

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Alfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel was born in Stockholm, Sweden October 21, 1833, into a family with strong roots in the field of engineering. Alfred’s father, Immanuel, applied his engineering talents in the construction business, primarily in bridges and buildings. However, his successful building enterprise went bankrupt when the assets were lost in a shipping incident. Alfred’s father…

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Alfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel was born in Stockholm, Sweden October 21, 1833, into a family with strong roots in the field of engineering. Alfred’s father, Immanuel, applied his engineering talents in the construction business, primarily in bridges and buildings. However, his successful building enterprise went bankrupt when the assets were lost in a shipping incident. Alfred’s father…

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