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Alfred Nobel
Alfred Nobel, a great Swedish inventor and industrialist, was a man of many contrasts. He made a fortune, but he had a simple life. He never had a family or a wife to love. He was a patriot of the homeland, but he died in the foreign land. He invented dynamite to use for peaceful purposes (in the road building), but he saw what dynamite was used as a weapon of war. He felt that he could do nothing to change the situation. During his life he avoided publicity.

Alfred Nobel was born  on 21st October 1833 in Stockholm, but he moved to Russia with his parents in 1842, where his father succeeded in engineering industry. In 1859 some relatives returned to Sweden. Alfred joined them in 1863 and started to research explosions in father’s laboratory. He never went to school or university, but studied privately, and by the time he was twenty he was a skillful chemist and linguist, speaking Swedish, Russian, German, French and English. He created 80 companies in 20 different countries.

Alfred Nobel never had set an aim to make money. In his youth he was interested in literature and psychology. He was always generous to poor people. His greatest wish was to see peace in the world. He left money to give prizes for works in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology, Medicine, Literature and Peace.

Category: ISSUE #7 | Added by: Chuda (13-Dec-2012) | Author: Irina Zagrebailova
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