Niels Bohr: Siblings

Figure 1.-- This is Neils and Harald as students at Noerumgaard (1904). They wear student caps, but their suits are idebntical becaise mother bought them, not becaise it is a uniform. The boys here woud be about 17-19 years old.

Neils parents had three children. Christian Bohr married Ellen after he received an appointmaent at the University of Copenhagen (1881). He and Ellen, who was Christian, had three children. Jenny was born in in the mansion owned by David Adler located opposite Christiansborg Castle, the seat of the Danish Parliament (1883) Ellen's mother had continued to live there when her husband David died (1878). Ellen went back to her home so her mother could care for her when she had her first child. Noels was also born there (1885). Harald was also born there (1885). Soccer by the early 20th century had already become an important international sport. Harald was a talented athlete and who was at the University of Copenhagen with his older brother later played on the 1908 Danish Olympic soccer team which won a silver medal. Harald went on to become a notable mathematican. Niels and Harald were close throughout their lives.


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


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