Alfred Nobel was a chemist and engineer who was a native of Sweden. The inventor of dynamite he became a wealthy businessman. His fortune was used to institute the Nobel Prizes.
Alfred Bernhard Nobel was born in Stockholm, Sweden in 1833. He excelled academically and as a young man he worked in his father’s armaments business. He invented dynamite and was also a manufacturer of armaments. He established companies in several countries in Europe and North America. He died on December 10th 1896 in Sanremo, Italy at the age of 63
Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite whose fortune was used to establish the Nobel Prizes, was born in the year 1833 On This Day.Valentin Serov – Portrait of Alfred Nobel (1909)