Alfred Nobel

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Noun1.Alfred Nobel - Swedish chemist remembered for his invention of dynamite and for the bequest that created the Nobel prizes (1833-1896)Alfred Nobel - Swedish chemist remembered for his invention of dynamite and for the bequest that created the Nobel prizes (1833-1896)
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Founder Alfred B. Nobel, a chemical engineer who became rich after inventing dynamite, set aside a fortune in his will to establish prizes for those who have "conferred the greatest benefit on mankind." Nobel died in 1896, and the first prizes were awarded in 1901.