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Alfred Nobel used dynamite fortune to create prizes

STOCKHOLM: Swedish inventor and scholar Alfred Nobel, who made a vast fortune from his invention of dynamite in 1866, ordered the creation of the famous Nobel prizes in his will. His 1895 testament stipulated his fortune was to be placed in a fund destined to honour "those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit on mankind". He died a year later in San Remo, Italy. Nobel had decreed the bulk of his estate should be invested in "safe securities" and, as a result, some 31.5 million Swedish…