Alfred Nobel

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Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1833/00/00 Alfred Nobel is born in Stockholm, Sweden. In the same year, his father Immanuel Nobel goes bankrupt. Born
1837/00/00 Immanuel Nobel travels to Finland and then to St Petersburg, Russia, where he starts a mechanical workshop. He leaves his family behind in Sweden. Work
1842/00/00 The Nobel family is reunited in St Petersburg. Like
1850/00/00 Alfred Nobel goes to Paris and works for one year in the laboratory of T Jules Pelouze. He also travels to Italy, Germany and the United States, 1850-1852. Work
1856/00/00 Alfred Nobel searches desperately for new products. Nikolai N Zinin, Nobel's chemistry teacher, reminds him of nitroglycerin. Inventor Invention of Dynamite
1856/00/00 During the Crimean War, the Nobel Company flourishes at first, but goes bankrupt as the war ends and the Russian military cancels orders. Work
1862/00/00 Alfred Nobel starts his experiments with nitroglycerin. Inventor Invention of Dynamite
1863/00/00 Nobel obtains the first patent on nitroglycerin (blasting oil) as an industrial explosive. He develops and patents a detonator (blasting cap) for triggering the explosion of nitroglycerin. He also moves to Stockholm, where he continues his experiments. Inventor Invention of Dynamite
1864/00/00 Emil, Alfred Nobel's brother, is killed during the preparation of nitroglycerin at Heleneborg, Stockholm. Inventor Invention of Dynamite
1864/00/00 Nobel continues his experiments and forms the company Nitroglycerin AB in Stockholm, Sweden. Inventor Invention of Dynamite
1865/00/00 Alfred Nobel improves the blasting cap design and moves to Germany to set up the Alfred Nobel and Co Factory in Krummel near Hamburg. Work
1866/00/00 Nobel establishes the United States Blasting Oil Company in the US. Work
1866/00/00 A violent explosion destroys the Krummel plant. Work
1866/00/00 Nitroglycerin is tried in the Hoosac for the first time with great success by Tal P Shaffner, under the direction of chief engineer Thomas Doane. Inventor Hoosac Tunnel North Adams Invention of Dynamite
1866/00/00 Nitroglycerin is tried in the Hoosac for the first time with great success by Tal P Shaffner, under the direction of chief engineer Thomas Doane. Inventor Hoosac Tunnel Florida Invention of Dynamite
1866/00/00 Experimenting on a raft anchored on the river Elbe, Alfred Nobel tries to make nitroglycerin safer to handle. He finds that nitroglycerin is stabilized by the addition of kieselguhr and calls this mixture dynamite. Work
1867/00/00 Alfred Nobel obtains a patent for dynamite. Inventor Invention of Dynamite
1871/00/00 Nobel establishes the British Dynamite Company (Ardeer, Scotland, UK). In 1877 the company name is changed to Nobel's Explosives Company. Work
1872/00/00 Immanuel, Alfred Nobel's father, passes away. Life
1873/00/00 At the age of 40 Alfred Nobel is a wealthy man. He moves to Paris and settles at Avenue Malakoff. Home
1873/00/00 The manufacture of nitroglycerin and dynamite starts at Ardeer. Work
1875/00/00 Alfred Nobel invents blasting gelatine in Paris and patents it in 1876. He establishes Societe Generale pour la Fabrication de la Dynamite in Paris, France. Inventor Invention of Dynamite
1876/00/00 Dynamitaktiengesellschaft (DAG), formerly Alfred Nobel and Co (Hamburg, Germany), is formed. Inventor Invention of Dynamite
1876/00/00 Alfred Nobel advertises for a housekeeper-personal secretary, meets with Bertha Kinsky von Chinic und Tettau (later von Suttner) and hires her. She leaves his employment after a short time and becomes a leading peace activist. Work
1880/00/00 Dynamite Nobel is formed by merging Nobel's Italian and Swiss companies. Work
1881/00/00 Alfred Nobel buys an estate and laboratory at Sevran outside Paris. Work
1885/00/00 German Union is formed by merging DAG and a group of German dynamite companies. Work
1886/00/00 Nobel-Dynamite Trust Co (London, UK) is formed by merging DAG and the Nobel's Explosives Company. Work
1887/00/00 Nobel obtains a patent for the blasting powder "ballistite" in France. Work
1889/00/00 Andriette, Alfred Nobel's mother, passes away. Life
1891/00/00 Alfred Nobel leaves Paris and settles in San Remo, Italy, after a dispute with the French government over ballistite. Home
1893/00/00 Alfred Nobel hires Ragnar Sohlman, who he later names executor of his will and testament. Work
1894/00/00 Alfred Nobel buys a small machine works (Bofors-Gullspang) and a manor (Bjorkborn) at Karlskoga, Sweden. Work
1895/00/00 The third and final will of Alfred Nobel is signed at the Swedish-Norwegian Club in Paris. Life
1896/00/00 Alfred Nobel dies at his home in San Remo, Italy, on 10 December 1896. Died
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