The three brothers Robert, Ludvig and Alfred Nobel were among the most successful Swedish businessmen of their generation. Robert and Ludvig, and their sons, built up one of Russia’s most important companies, but through the vagaries of history they have undeservedly fallen into oblivion.
Nobel’s fortunes and mishaps in Russia
For two years the Russia expert and author Bengt Jangfeldt has been immersing himself in the life and concerns of the Nobel family in Russia during Tsarist times. Now the result has been set out in a new book. Here the author gives a taste of the enthralling contents for readers of Industrial History.