Alfred Nobel

Chemist, Engineer & Innovator Alfred Nobel Full Name: Alfred Nobel
Nationality: Swedish

Profession: Chemist, Engineer & Innovator
Why Famous: The inventor of dynamite. He also 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. His fortune was used posthumously to institute the Nobel Prizes, and the synthetic element nobelium was named after him.

Born: October 21, 1833
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stockholm, Sweden

Died: December 10, 1896 (aged 63)

Historical Events in the Life of Alfred Nobel

  • 1867-11-25 Alfred Nobel patents dynamite
  • 1895-11-27 Alfred Nobel's will establishes the Nobel Prize