(1833 -1896)

Visited his sweetheart in Celje

Sofia Hess, a woman who had a notable influence on the life of the great inventor Alfred Nobel, lived in Celje for a while in the 1870s. From 1876 when Nobel met her in Baden near Vienna until his death in 1896, Nobel provided substantial financial support to Sofia and left her an annual rent of 6,000 guldens in his will. Nobel and Sofia often visited Celje where her sister Amalija resided. Her husband, Albert Brunner, principal of the imperial zinc works, wrote to Nobel about technological advancements and investment opportunities. Upon his initiative, Nobel was even considering the acquisition of the Fehleisen's haloxyline factory in Celje.

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