Ludvig Nobel

1831 - 1888

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Ludvig Immanuel Nobel ( noh-BEL; Russian: Лю́двиг Эммануи́лович Нобе́ль, romanized: Ljúdvig Emmanuílovich Nobél’; Swedish: Ludvig Emmanuel Nobel [ˈlɵ̌dːvɪɡ nʊˈbɛlː]; 27 July 1831 – 12 April 1888) was a Swedish-Russian engineer, a noted businessman and a humanitarian. One of the most prominent members of the Nobel family, he was the son of Immanuel Nobel (also an engineering pioneer) and Andriette Nobel, and the older brother of Alfred Nobel (founder of the Nobel Prize). With his brother Robert, he operated Branobel, an oil company in Baku, Azerbaijan which at one point produced 50% of the world's oil. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ludvig Nobel has received more than 132,406 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 19 in 2019). Ludvig Nobel is the 255th most popular businessperson (down from 176th in 2019), the 365th most popular biography from Sweden (down from 283rd in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Swedish Businessperson.

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Among businesspeople, Ludvig Nobel ranks 255 out of 604Before him are Beate Uhse-Rotermund, Douglas Tompkins, Mikimoto Kōkichi, Dhirubhai Ambani, Eiji Toyoda, and J. C. Jacobsen. After him are Guy Laliberté, Allen Klein, Colonel Tom Parker, Vagit Alekperov, Arnold Rothstein, and Norio Ohga.

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Among people born in 1831, Ludvig Nobel ranks 51Before him are Heinrich Anton de Bary, George Pullman, Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, Subh-i-Azal, Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, and Henri Meilhac. After him are Ebenezer Cobb Morley, Victor Henri Rochefort, Marquis de Rochefort-Luçay, Hendrik Willem Mesdag, Gaston, Marquis de Galliffet, Paolo Mantegazza, and Konstantin Leontiev. Among people deceased in 1888, Ludvig Nobel ranks 44Before him are Josif Pančić, Eugène Marin Labiche, Heinrich Anton de Bary, Joseph Dietzgen, Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, and Henri Herz. After him are Samson Raphael Hirsch, George Robert Waterhouse, Hippolyte Carnot, Princess Marie of Prussia, Raffi, and Mikhail Loris-Melikov.

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Among people born in Sweden, Ludvig Nobel ranks 365 out of 1,296Before him are Anders Dahl (1751), Arvid Posse (1820), Johan Helmich Roman (1694), Odd Nerdrum (1944), Anders Tegnell (1956), and Carl Jonas Love Almqvist (1793). After him are Gunnel Lindblom (1931), Lennart Carleson (1928), Karl Rudolphi (1771), Erik Ivar Fredholm (1866), Lars Gustafsson (1936), and Stefan Persson (1947).


Among businesspeople born in Sweden, Ludvig Nobel ranks 3Before him are Ingvar Kamprad (1926) and Ivar Kreuger (1880). After him are Stefan Persson (1947), Anders Frisk (1963), Christian von Koenigsegg (1972), Niklas Zennström (1966), and Daniel Ek (1983).