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Gustaf Dalén

Industrialist and Inventor Gustaf Dalén

Profession: Industrialist and Inventor

Nationality:
Sweden
Swedish

Why Famous: Dalén had over 100 patents to his name, including the AGA cooker and the Dalén light.

In 1912 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his invention of the sun valve, which found a wide application in lighthouses.

Born: November 30, 1869
Birthplace: Stenstorp, Sweden
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: December 9, 1937 (aged 68)

Historical Events

  • 1912-12-10 Nobel Prize for Physics awarded to Gustaf Dalén for inventing automatic regulators for gas accumulators for lighthouses and buoys