Today in History: Alfred Nobel Died

A. Nobel

Today in History–December 10–Primary Source Nexus features Alfred Nobel, who died on this date in 1896. December 10 is the day that the Nobel prizes are awarded. Born in Sweden in 1833, Nobel was a technical whiz but also spoke several languages and wrote poetry and play scripts. The inventor of dynamite was also very interested in social issues. Learn more about Nobel and his legacy by reading this In Custodia Legis blog post–Alfred Nobel’s Will: A Legal Document that Might Have Changed the World and a Man’s Legacy–then click the links below to gain more insight.

Alfred Nobel – the Man Behind the Prize Nobel Prize website

Historical newspaper coverage: Alfred Nobel

Historical newspaper coverage: Nobel Prize

Nobel Prize image set

U.S. legislation related to the Nobel Prize 

Nobel Prize-Winning Lawyers: Part One In Custodia Legis December 8, 2015

Nobel Prize-Winning Lawyers: Part Two In Custodia Legis December 9, 2015

The Nobel : visions of our century : exploring the discoveries and dilemmas of the last 100 years through the lens of the Nobel Prize PBS via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine