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Alfred Bernhard Nobel ">[ˈalfrɛd nʊˈbɛl]  listen ; 21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist.

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Alfred Nobel
Born Alfred Bernhard Nobel
(1833-10-21)21 October 1833
Stockholm, Sweden, Sweden–Norway
Died 10 December 1896(1896-12-10) (aged 63)
Sanremo, Italy
Resting place Norra begravningsplatsen, Stockholm, Sweden
59°21′24.52″N 18°1′9.43″E / 59.3568111°N 18.0192861°E / 59.3568111; 18.0192861
Occupation Chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, philanthropist
Known for Invention of dynamite, Benefactor of the Nobel Prize
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Alfred Bernhard Nobel (/nˈbɛl/; [ˈalfrɛd nʊˈbɛl]  ; 21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist.

Known for inventing dynamite, Nobel 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. Nobel held 355 different patents, dynamite being the most famous. After reading a premature obituary which condemned him for profiting from the sales of arms, he bequeathed his fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes. The synthetic element nobelium was named after him. His name also survives in modern-day companies such as Dynamit Nobel and AkzoNobel, which are descendants of mergers with companies Nobel himself established.

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