Who invented dynamite?
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.