Alfred Nobel

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Alfred Nobel
Born 21 October 1833(1833-10-21)
Stockholm, Sweden
Died 10 December 1896 (aged 63)
Sanremo, Italy
Resting place Norra begravningsplatsen, Stockholm
59°21′24.52″N 18°1′9.43″E / 59.3568111°N 18.0192861°E / 59.3568111; 18.0192861
Occupation Chemist, engineer, innovator, armaments manufacturer and inventor.
Known for Invention of dynamite, Nobel Prize

Alfred Bernhard Nobel (Stockholm, Sweden, October 21, 1833Sanremo, Italy, December 10, 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, armaments manufacturer and the inventor of dynamite. He owned Bofors, a major armaments manufacturer, which he had redirected from its previous role as an iron and steel mill. Nobel held 355 different patents, dynamite being the most famous. In his last will, he used his enormous fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes. The synthetic element nobelium was named after him.

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