Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Know about Alfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel was born on October 21,1833, in the Swedish capital of Stockholm.Born into a relatively well-heeled family.Nobel had informal education having been tutored at home until the age of 16.In 1866 to 1867,Nobel invented dynamite and won a patent for it.Nobel created a controllable combustible that made blasting rock and the construction of canals and tunnels a relatively safe process.Other than the patent for dynamite,Nobel,a prolific inventor, held a little over 350 patents to his credit.Nobel was fluent in Swedish,Russian,English and French, which shows that his interests were not limited to science alone.After the invention of dynamite, Nobel set up a large number of companies and labs in over 20 countries and amassed a fortune.On November 27,1895,Nobel signed his final will at the Swedish-Norwegian club in Paris.Prior to this, in 1888,when Nobel's brother Ludwig died, a French newspaper erroneously ran a obituary for Nobel,which called him "a merchant of death".This epitaph hurt Nobel deeply as he was a commited pacifist.He created a will, which bequeathed a large part of his estate to a trust.He specified that the trust would use the money to establish the Nobel Prize.He died of cerebral haemorrahage in the Italian town of San Remo on December 10, 1896.

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