Alfred Nobel

1833 - 1896

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Alfred Bernhard Nobel ( noh-BEL, Swedish: [ˈǎlfrɛd nʊˈbɛlː] (listen); 21 October 1833 – 10 December 1896) was a Swedish chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, and philanthropist. He held 355 different patents, dynamite being the most famous. He owned Bofors, which he redirected from its previous role as primarily an iron and steel producer to a major manufacturer of cannon and other armaments. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Nobel has received more than 4,367,356 page views. His biography is available in 141 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 137 in 2019). Alfred Nobel is the 2nd most popular chemist (down from 1st in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Sweden and the most popular Swedish Chemist.

Alfred Nobel is most famous for inventing dynamite.

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Among chemists, Alfred Nobel ranks 2 out of 510Before him are Louis Pasteur. After him are Dmitri Mendeleev, Antoine Lavoisier, John Dalton, Robert Boyle, Jabir ibn Hayyan, Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Amedeo Avogadro, Linus Pauling, Svante Arrhenius, and Fritz Haber.

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Among people born in 1833, Alfred Nobel ranks 1After him are Johannes Brahms, Alexander Borodin, Wilhelm Dilthey, Benjamin Harrison, Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, Alfred von Schlieffen, Élie Ducommun, Ferdinand von Richthofen, Ernesto Teodoro Moneta, Eugen Dühring, and Félicien Rops. Among people deceased in 1896, Alfred Nobel ranks 1After him are Paul Verlaine, Clara Schumann, Anton Bruckner, Archduke Karl Ludwig of Austria, William Morris, Otto Lilienthal, August Kekulé, Hippolyte Fizeau, John Everett Millais, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Naser al-Din Shah Qajar.

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In Sweden

Among people born in Sweden, Alfred Nobel ranks 2 out of 1,296Before him are Carl Linnaeus (1707). After him are Tycho Brahe (1546), Gustavus Adolphus of Sweden (1594), Anders Celsius (1701), Ingmar Bergman (1918), Astrid Lindgren (1907), Selma Lagerlöf (1858), Christina, Queen of Sweden (1626), Olof Palme (1927), Oleg of Novgorod (900), and Charles XII of Sweden (1682).

Among CHEMISTS In Sweden

Among chemists born in Sweden, Alfred Nobel ranks 1After him are Jöns Jacob Berzelius (1779), Svante Arrhenius (1859), Theodor Svedberg (1884), Arne Tiselius (1902), Sune Bergström (1916), Bengt I. Samuelsson (1934), Johan August Arfwedson (1792), Torbern Bergman (1735), Johan Gottlieb Gahn (1745), Axel Fredrik Cronstedt (1722), and Carl Gustaf Mosander (1797).