Alfred Bernhard Nobel was a born October 21, 1833. He was born in Stockholm, Sweden. He prospered into a very intelligent man, learning engineering techniques from the footsteps of his father at a young age. He lived in various places with his family, as they traveled for his fathers line of work that wound up taking them to Russia. This not only gave him a broader range of perception but, he was became fluent in five different languages by the age of 16.
He grew to be an inventor, an engineer, chemist, and a businessman. He made a enormous impact on life as we know it. He had invented the dynamite and other extremely powerful explosives. Two things he had discovered were the blasting cap in 1865; Then the dynamite was discovered in 1867. With that being said, he had 350 different patents made with various countries for variety of things.
While Nobel, lived a life full of explosions he died from a stroke on December 10, 1893. With him being a businessman, having over 90 manufacturing factories, he made a will. In the will it stated that he would like to have his remaining 31 million dollars be distributed among the best person or persons with the best of intentions in making this world a better place, in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature, and for work in peace fields. He left this to the Parliament of Norway to distribute in a way they saw fit.
This would be the start of the Nobel Prizes. The very first ones were given out in 1901, just five years after Nobel’s death. Great people, whom have did outstanding things would now be recognized globally for their achievements. This has been going on now for over a hundred years. There have been miraculous things accomplished in those 100 plus years.
Thanks to Nobel, these great achievers are now recognized for their outstanding accomplishments, for giving the world a more positive contribution. He was a great man and he continues to be great even way after his death. As he is the reasoning behind the “Nobel Prize”.
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