Niels Bohr: Family

Figure 1.-- Here Bohrn is at Tisvilde sawing wood. I assume the boy is one of his sons. He looks to be wearing a smock.

Bohr married Margrethe Nørlund (1912). It was a loving marriage and the couple had six sons. Two of the boys died in childhood. The other four survived and carved out sucessful careers of their owm. These four boys included: Hans Henrik (doctor), Erik (chemical engineer), Aage (Ph.D., theoretical physicist), and Ernest (lawyer). We have little information on how the boys were dressed as children. They always wore short pants. We note sailor caps and assumed thdey must have worn sailor suits like their father and uncle. Some images show the boys wearing smocks. Several family photographs show them wearing winter coats with shorts and kneesocks. Aage following his father as Director of the Institute for Theoretical Physics and also won a Nobel Prize. Bohr's sons left him with quite a number of grandchildren in which he deligted.


Blaedel, Niels. Harmony and Unity: The Life of Niels Bohr (Science Tech, 1988), 323p.


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