Who was Alfred Nobel? | Alfred Nobel’s Invention

In this article, we will look into the biography of Alfred Nobel.

Alfred Nobel’s name is famous because of the most honored prize in the world in the fields of physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, peace, and economics. Alfred Nobel was a Swedish Engineer and Scientist. The Nobel prizes include a prize which is given to someone who has done extraordinary work to promote peace in our world. But curiously enough, Alfred Nobel was the man who invented such destructive explosives as dynamite, blasting gelatin (more powerful than dynamite), and a new kind of detonator for explosives! Nobel was also a poet. He believed that literature and science were the most important factors in human progress.

He was born in Stockholm on Oct 21, 1833, he spent only two terms in school and could not attend a university, his education being taken over by tutors. To complete his education as an engineer, he was sent to the U.S.A. for one year. Alfred Nobel, like his father, had a genius for invention. He studied explosives, especially nitroglycerin. The powerful jellylike substance which was called the “blasting gelatin” was patented by him along with the dynamite. From the manufacture of dynamite and other explosives, and from the Baku oil fields, Nobel earned immense fortune. But he was in ill health all his life and he never married. He left most of his money in a trust which was to be used in giving prizes for outstanding work in chemistry, physics, medicine, literature, peace, (and economics which was added in 1969). Well-known organizations select the winners in each field and the Nobel Foundation of Sweden distributes the words.

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