The Nobel Brothers

 Gösta Nobel’s pass photo made in Baku year 1916. From Branobel collection at National Archives of Azerbaijan.

The Nobel family returns to Baku

During the Russian revolution, the entire Nobel family’s huge company conglomerate was confiscated, and all the Westerners fled the country. But in Baku, history lives long in the memory. Following the fall of communism and Azerbaijan’s independence,... Read more

A watercolour painted by Imanuel Nobel himself in which Imanuel, on the left of the hill in the foreground, demonstrates his underwater mines to Tsar Nicholas I.

The father, Immanuel Nobel – a passionate inventor

The father of the Nobel brothers, Immanuel, was an important inventor whose work interested him more than financial gain. Read more

In 1882, Ludvig Nobel had Villa Petrolea built, a green oasis in the barren landscape of Baku, set up to keep the Swedish and Finnish engineers free of diseases that were difficult to cure.

Ludvig Nobel enters the fight for oil

When Ludvig Nobel visits his older brother Robert in Baku in 1876, he is carried along by the oil rush, and he becomes involved in the expansion of the operation. Read more

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