October 21, 1833 in Stockholm Sweden.
December 10, 1896 in San Remo, Italy at age 63.
Claim to Fame
- Invented the explosive dynamite by combining diatomaceous earth with nitroglycerin.
- Invented blasting gelatin or gelignite as an safer and more stable alternitive to dynamite.
- Set up a foundation after his death that created five annual prizes in the fields of physical science, chemistry, medical science, literature, and peace. These prizes became known as the Nobel Prize.
Element 102 nobelium was named after him.