We were both so busy over Memorial Day weekend at different cemeteries and with our families that we did not have time to finish our research for the planned episode this week. However, we have a very special return guest with a fascinating story joining us next week and we will be able to return to our regularly scheduled program! We humbly apologize and we thank you for sticking with us on all of our Ordinary Extraordinary Cemetery journeys. Until we meet again!
Dec. 8, 2022

Episode 113 - The Grave of Alfred Nobel and the Story of His Life

Episode 113 - The Grave of Alfred Nobel and the Story of His Life

Jennie and Dianne pay homage to a man whose legacy has held much sway over the world for more than 150 years when he stipulated in his will that his fortune was to be "deposited in a fund, the interest of which should be divided into five parts and to be used for Prizes in Physics, Chemistry, Literature and Peace." This of course was the Ordinary Extraordinary Alfred Nobel who lies at rest in one of Stockholm, Sweden's oldest and most prestigious cemeteries. Alfred Nobel was a quiet man of great intelligence; he was a chemist, engineer, inventor, businessman, philanthropist, and even a bit of a romantic. As he once said, "If I have a thousand ideas and only one turns out to be good, I am satisfied."

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Resources used to research this episode include:

NobelPrize.org, . "Alfred Nobel’s life." https://www.nobelprize.org. www.nobelprize.org/alfred-nobel/biographical-information/. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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Erlandsson, Áke. "Alfred Nobel and his interest in literature ." https://www.nobelprize.org. edited by NobelPrize.org, www.nobelprize.org/alfred-nobel/alfred-nobel-and-his-interest-in-literature/. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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Nobel, Alfred. "Poem 118 - The Nobel Museum ." https://thehaplessneoromantic.wordpress.com. edited by The Hapless Romantic , thehaplessneoromantic.wordpress.com/tag/you-say-i-am-a-riddle/. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

Andrews , Evan. "Did a Premature Obituary Inspire the Nobel Prize? ." https://www.history.com. 9 Dec. 2016. www.history.com/news/did-a-premature-obituary-inspire-the-nobel-prize. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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Photos of Alfred Nobel are in the Public Domain - Photo of Alfred Nobel's grave taken by Andra Upplösningar and made available under the Creative Commons Attribution: https://sv.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fil:Nobel_grav_2009.jpg