Alfred Nobel


Alfred Bernhard [ahl-fred ber-nahrd] , 1833–96, Swedish engineer, manufacturer, and philanthropist.
Nobel, noble (see synonym study at noble). Unabridged
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Nobel (nəʊˈbɛl)
Alfred Bernhard (ˈalfreːd ˈbæːrnhard). 1833--96, Swedish chemist and philanthropist, noted for his invention of dynamite (1866) and his bequest founding the Nobel prizes

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1900, in ref. to five prizes (in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace) established in the will of Alfred Nobel (1833-96), Swed. chemist and engineer, inventor of dynamite. A sixth prize, in economics, was added in 1969.
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