Alfred Nobel

Who invented dynamite?

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2018-01-25 12:05:03

Dynamite was invented in Geesthacht, Germany in 1866 (patented

in 1867) by Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel.

His invention was intended to be a safer way to use

nitroglycerin but it caused many accidental deaths and also came to

be used in war, so Nobel decided to make his legacy a positive one.

When he died, he had set apart a large amount of his wealth to fund

the Nobel Prizes.

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