The story of Alfred Nobel's life work and legacy, and his little known role in the discovery of dynamite.
- Alfred Nobel invented dynamite in 1867.
- Alfred Nobel also founded the Nobel Peace Prize, which honors outstanding progress in science and peace.
- Nitroglycerin is a highly volatile liquid, which was adapted by Nobel to make it more stable and suitable for use in construction work.
- A detonator was invented for dynamite so explosions could be set off at a safe distance.
Alfred Nobel (1833–1896)
Alfred Nobel was born in Sweden in 1833.
He is best remembered for the legacy he left to honour progress in science and peace – the Nobel prize.
But ironically, he was also the inventor of dynamite.
Until 1846, black gunpowder was the only explosive available.
Ascanio Sobrero (1812–1888)
Then a young Italian ...
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