199 - Alfred Nobel and The Nobel Prize

And the Nobel Prize for best podcast about The Nobel Prize and its founder Alfred Nobel goes... to this episode. Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel's most famous creation was dynamite. It made him incredibly rich, but also controversial due to the people that dynamite and his weapons factories killed. When considering his post death legacy, he decided to pull off the greatest rebrand in history and donate his enormous fortune to found a set of prizes in his honour. This is the history of the Nobel Prizes.


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REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING:



http://theconversation.com/the-curious-history-of-the-nobel-peace-prize-66609

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Nobel-Prize

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/12-surprising-facts-about-nobel-prizes/

https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/facts/facts-on-the-nobel-peace-prize/

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Alfred-Nobel

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nobel_Prize

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/nobel_alfred.shtml

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