People know Alfred Nobel, inventor and Nobel Prize founder. But his father Immanuel and brothers Ludvig and Robert were equally ingenious – working primarily in tsarist-Russia. Ludvig grew the family’s mechanical workshop to Russia’s leading machine factory. Robert founded Branobel, one of the world’s largest oil companies. Learn their story, from the 1880s until the Russian revolution. Read more »
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A year in the history
1881: Ludvig’s son, Emanuel, is put in charge of Branobel’s finances. View full Branobel timeline »
Video: Who were they?
Bengt Jangfeldt, author of the book ”Immanuel Nobel & Sons”, talks about the family. (In Swedish.) View the film »