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Andriette Nobel neé Ahlsell, Alfred's Mother. Source: nobelprize.org.

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Alfred Nobel's parents Andriette Nobel neé Ahlsell and Immanuel Nobel. Source: nobelprize.org.

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Andriette Nobel neé Ahlsell, Alfred's Mother. A reproduction of the portrait; one of the few personal belongings Alfred Nobel took with him from Paris to Sanremo, Italy, where he passed away. Source: nobelprize.org.

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The Nobel brothers (clockwise) Robert, Alfred 9 yrs of age, Ludvig and baby Emil. St. Petersburg, around 1843. Source: nobelprize.org.

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Alfred Nobel 16 yrs of age. 1850, Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Alfred (left), a teenager and the younger of his two elder brothers, Ludvig, photographed in St. Petersburg, probably around the end of the 1840s.

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Nikolai Nikolajewitsch Sinin [Nikolai N. Zinin] Organic Chemist and University Professor, 1812-1880, Alfred Nobel's teacher

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T. Jules Pelouze, 1806-1867, French chemist. Alfred Nobel worked for a year in his lab in Paris. He was also the teacher of Nikolai Nikolajewitsch Sinin [Nikolai N. Zinin], Alfred's private tutor. Image: Wikipedia.

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Ascanio Sobrero, 1812-1888, discoverer of Nitroglycerine. Italian chemist and assistant to Alfred Nobel's training teacher Professor J. T. Pelouze in Paris.

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Alfred Nobel 62 yrs of age, 1896. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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A portrait of Alfred Nobel in one of his laboratories. Source: nobelprize.org.

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Lord Byron [1788-1824 preceded Alfred Nobel's birth]. Nobel's "favourite poet". Source: nobelprize.org.

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Bertha von Suttner, Alfred Nobel's good friend. 1905 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient. Her Peace Activities undoubtedly influenced Alfred Nobel to establish a prize for peace along with the prizes for science and literature. "Inform me, convince me, and then I will do something great for the movement." Alfred Nobel said to Bertha von Suttner. Image source: nobelprize.org.

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Lars Olof Jonathan (Nathan) Söderblom [1866-1931] Swedish Archbishop. Preached in Paris from 1894 to 1901. Alfred Nobel was a member of his congregation. Nathan Söderblom was called to conduct Alfred Nobel's memorial service in San Remo, Italy, 1897. 1930 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient. First clergyman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize Source: nobelprize.org

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Ragnar Sohlman, [1870-1948], chemical engineer. Alfred Nobel's lab assistant. 36 yrs. younger to Alfred Nobel. Later, along with Engineer Rudolf Lilljequist, he was executor of Nobel's will. If not for him, the will would not have materialized. It would have been a piece of paper in a museum. Nobel's assets were located in several countries. Sohlman and Lilljequist moved the assets to Sweden. French authorities would possibly obstruct the assets being taken out of France. From the banks in Paris, on a horse drawn carriage, they collected the shares, bonds and other documents. In crates, they shipped the documents by rail to Sweden as registered luggage!

Author of book, 'The legacy of Alfred Nobel: the story behind the Nobel prizes.' This book is written with great love and respect for his boss. Image: nobelprize.org.

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Ragnar Sohlman in the laboratory of Alfred Nobel in San Remo, Italy. Image: Sohlman family archives/ nobelprize.org.

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Ragnar Sohlman in the grounds of Alfred Nobel's home in San Remo. Alfred Nobel passed away in this house on 10 Dec 1896. Image: Sohlman family archives/ nobelprize.org.

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Telegram sent by Alfred Nobel at 51 yrs of age to Victor Hugo, 82 yrs of age in 1885: Vive et vive de longues annéaes ...("Great Master, long may you live to charm the world and propagate your ideas about universal charity"). Source: nobelprize.org.

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Alfred Nobel's death mask. Photo taken by Hal O'Brien on 2 Aug 2001, at Björkborn, Nobel's residence in Karlskoga, Sweden. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Alfred Nobels death mask. Nobel Museum in Karlskoga, Sweden, 2007. Source: Wikimedia Commons

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Death mask of Alfred Nobel. Date: February 2011. Author: Heinz-Josef Lücking. Source: wikimedia Commons

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Alfred Nobel, clay sculpture. Author: Anciledesign. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Alfred Nobel, bronze sculpture. Author: Anciledesign. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Color treated public domain photograph of Alfred Nobel set in a circular, gilt background. Date: April 2009. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

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Name: Alfred Bernhard Nobel
Birth: 21 Oct. 1833, Stockholm, Sweden
Death: 10 Dec. 1896 San Remo, Italy
Patents: Alfred Nobel held 355 patent worldwide.
Hobbies Poetry, Literature, Health
Languages Spoken: Swedish, Russian, French, English, German, Italian
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