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  • 1. Alfred Nobel


  • Childhood

Alfred Nobel was born in Stockholm, Sweden on October 21, 1833. His brothers were Emil Robert and Ludvig. His parents were Immanuel Nobel, inventor and engineer, and Andriette Ahisell. The same year Alfred was born his father went bankrupt. In 1837 his father started a new business in St. Petersburg, Russia. While her Immanuel was away, Alfred's mom operated a grocery store and made enough money to help support the kids. 3. Education

  • In 1842 Alfred moved to St. Petersburg .There he got a private education.
  • At age 17 he could speak Swedish, French, English, and German.
  • His father made him go to Sweden, France, Germany, and the United States to further his education.

4. Adulthood

  • Alfred started to work with nitroglycerine, a highly explosive and unpredictable substance.
  • He wanted to make a safer way to use it.
  • In 1847 one of Alfred'sfactories blew up, and his brother Emil died.
  • Alfred had to move his experiments to a barge on Lake Malaren.

5. Dynamite

  • Alfred mixed nitroglycerine with kiselguhr and made a moldable paste.
  • He molded the paste into cylinders that could fit into drilled holes in the mine.
  • In 1867 he patented it as dynamite.
  • Alfred also invented the blasting cap; these two inventions made him famous.

6. Death

  • Before his death, Alfred wrote a will inspired by one of his friends, Bertha Von Suttner. She inspired him to create the Nobel Foundation. Which gives monetary prize for people who promoted peace, chemistry, physics, medicine, and literature.
  • Alfred died at San Remo, Italy, December 10, 1896.


  • My dynamite will sooner lead to peace than a thousand world conventions. As soon as men will find that in one instant, whole armies can be utterly destroyed, they surely will abide by golden peace.
  • Alfred Nobel

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