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Nobel

1900, in reference to five prizes (in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace) established in the will of Alfred Nobel (1833-1896), Swedish chemist and engineer, inventor of dynamite. A sixth prize, in economics, was added in 1969. Related: Nobelist.

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Definitions of Nobel

Nobel (n.)
Swedish chemist remembered for his invention of dynamite and for the bequest that created the Nobel prizes (1833-1896);
Synonyms: Alfred Nobel / Alfred Bernhard Nobel
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