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Ludwig E. Nobel, Swedish and Russian inventor, was born on July 27 in 1831 in Stockholm. He is the older brother of the founder of the Nobel Prize .
Ludwig worked at an engineering plant in St. Petersburg father. After the family returned to Sweden Nobels, Ludwig continued to operate the plant "Nobel and his sons." In October 1862 a young entrepreneur bought the machine shops Sherwood, who later became the machine-building plant "Ludvig Nobel».
Nobel was also a talented engineer. He is involved in the release of artillery shells, guns, underwater mines and torpedoes, guns, machines for metal processing and production of gunpowder, hydraulic presses, steam hammers, smokeless oil furnaces, vehicle-axles, rubber tires, and much more. Subsequently, Ludvig Nobel was the first Russian producer of diesel engines.
In 1880, together with his brothers Robert and Alfred Ludwig has created an oil company "Nobel Brothers Company," which has become one of the best in Russia and Europe for the extraction, refining and transportation of petroleum products. Sales of kerosene Nobel managed to dislodge from the European market the U.S. company "Standard Oil."
The first Russian oil pipeline in Baku was built by a talented engineer 492 VG commissioned by Ludwig Nobel.
In 1886, the Nobel was established in Russia Russian Technical Society. It allocated funds for research of the Academy of Sciences and the Russian Technical Society.
Ludwig Nobel died 12 April in 1888 in Cannes (France). After his death the Russian Technical Society and community "Branobel" established the Ludvig Nobel Prize, awarded every five years for the scientific and technical research and development.