Author:Alfred Nobel

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Alfred Nobel
Nobel was a Swedish chemist, engineer, innovator, armaments manufacturer and the inventor of dynamite. He owned Bofors, a major armaments manufacturer, which he had redirected from its previous role as an iron and steel mill. In his last will, he used his enormous fortune to institute the Nobel Prizes.
Alfred Nobel







  • November 28, 1887, primary patent 181179 for blasting powder "ballistite" in France.


  • 1877, a ten-year Russian patent "to produce new solid explosive substances from liquid explosives"


  • October 1863, Swedish patent for percussion detonator - the "Nobel lighter," - later knowns as a blasting cap
  • 1863, Swedish patent for the preparation of nitroglycerin (originally called "blasting oil")
  • September 19, 1867, Swedish patent for Dynamite


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