Alfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel

Birth of Alfred Nobel

21 October 1833

He was born Alfred Bernhard Nobel on October 21st 1833
Stockholm, Sweden, Sweden–Norway

Alfred Nobel goes to America to study with John Ericsson

1851 - 1852

John Ericsson invented the first iron battle ship, the USS Monitor. This ship was very crucial to the north in the civil war. Alfred also came to America to study chemistry

Alfred Nobel gets first patent


It was for a Gas Meter.
First Swedish patent, 1863, "ways to prepare dynamite

Alfred Nobel patents Dynamite


Nobel finds that when nitroglycerin was incorporated in an absorbent inert substance like kieselguhr it became safer and more convenient to handle. This became the first "dynamite".

Alfred Nobel lives in San Remo, Italy

1891 - December 10 1896

He lived in San Remo his residence for his final 5 years of his life. He moved there after feeling betrayed by the French press.

Alfred Nobel Dies

December 10 1896

Alfred died in San Remo, Italy, the place where he spent the last years of his life.

The World

Trail of Tears

1835 - 1838

Oregon becomes a state


US Civil War

1861 - 1865

Transcontinental Railroad is finished


Asprin is Discovered


Olympic Games Revived in Greece