Alfred Nobel’s name is known for a few reasons. Firstly, the Swedish chemist and engineer invented dynamite, albeit by accident, in 1867 in Germany.

This might surprise you: Dynamite was a convenient way to transport nitroglycerine without it randomly exploding upon the slightest shake. Nobel, however was a pacifist.

Note from history: The chemist is also known for establishing the Nobel Prize in 1895 to award individuals who were positively impacting mankind in a number of categories.

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