Alfred Nobel

The man after whom the Nobel Prize is named. Nobel, born in 1833 in Stockholm, was a scientist, inventor, entrepreneur, author and pacifist. He patented an explosive called nitroglycerin, founded several companies and patented dynamite and gelignite, among other accomplishments. He became wealthy in the process.

The Nobel Prize came into existence shortly after Nobel's death in 1896. He left much of his large estate to establish the prize, which was first awarded in 1901. The prize is given in several subjects, reflecting Nobel's diverse interests and abilities. These subjects are physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace. The prize is a medal, certificate and cash award.


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  • Alfred Nobel — Born 21 October 1833(1833 10 21) Stockholm, Sweden Died 10 December 1896( …   Wikipedia

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  • Alfred Nobel — (1833 10 de diciembre de 1896) fue un inventor sueco, famoso principalmente por los premios que llevan su nombre. Nació en una familia de ingenieros; a los 9 años de edad su familia se trasladó a Rusia. En ese país él y sus hermanos recibieron… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Alfred Nobel — Pour les autres membres de la famille, voir : famille Nobel. Alfred Nobel Nom de naissance …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alfred Nobel u. Co — Dynamit Nobel AG Unternehmensform Aktiengesellschaft, ehemalige Gründung 21. Juni 1865 Unternehmenssitz …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Alfred Nobel — Alfred Bernhard Nobel (21. oktober 1833 10. december 1896), svensk kemiker, ingeniør og dynamittens opfinder. Skrev i sit testamente, at hans store formue skulle bruges på oprettelsen af Nobelpriserne. Alfred var den tredje søn af Emmanuel Nobel… …   Danske encyklopædi

  • Alfred Nobel — noun Swedish chemist remembered for his invention of dynamite and for the bequest that created the Nobel prizes (1833 1896) • Syn: ↑Nobel, ↑Alfred Bernhard Nobel • Instance Hypernyms: ↑chemist, ↑philanthropist, ↑altruist …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alfred Nobel — n. Alfred Bernhard Nobel (1833 1896), Swedish scientist and industrialist who established the Nobel Prize, inventor of dynamite …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Alfred Nobel — dynamite …   Inventors, Inventions

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