Alfred Bernhard Nobel was born on October 21, 1833 in Stockholm, Sweden. He was the fifth and very last child. The family was impoverished, and only Alfred and two of his other brothers survived past childhood.
Where was I the past 9 months?
Sadly, Alfred's closest brother died to a deadly uncontrolled explosion. Determined, Alfred was going to create a deadly, yet safe explosive.
Get me outta here!
Nobel went on to create multiple items. 355 patents worth of items! His most famous one was probably dynamite.
Nobel had a big contribution to science. Nobel made a safer way to explode things. It is used today for old stadiums, buildings, and even to break ice on water.
Nobel also had a big impact on society. First off, almost everything we explode today involves dynamite because it is easily controllable. Also, the Nobel Peace Prize was named after Alfred and his work, and who doesn't want to win the Nobel Peace Prize?
And our Nobel Peace Prize winner is Ghandi!
Alfred loved to write! In fact, he was an author and wrote over five books. Nobel would've wrote multiple more, but he had no extra time while inventing all of his creations.