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Niels Bohr

1885 - 1962

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Niels Henrik David Bohr (Danish: [ˈne̝ls ˈpoɐ̯ˀ]; 7 October 1885 – 18 November 1962) was a Danish physicist who made foundational contributions to understanding atomic structure and quantum theory, for which he received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. Bohr was also a philosopher and a promoter of scientific research. Bohr developed the Bohr model of the atom, in which he proposed that energy levels of electrons are discrete and that the electrons revolve in stable orbits around the atomic nucleus but can jump from one energy level (or orbit) to another. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Niels Bohr has received more than 4,994,199 page views. His biography is available in 130 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 127 in 2019). Niels Bohr is the 15th most popular physicist (down from 9th in 2019), the 4th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 2nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Danish Physicist.

Niels Bohr is most famous for the Bohr model of the atom, which he created in 1913. The Bohr model of the atom is a model of the atom that was first proposed by Niels Bohr. It is also known as the Rutherford-Bohr model. The Bohr model of the atom is a model of the atom that was first proposed by Niels Bohr. It is also known as the Rutherford-Bohr model.

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Among PHYSICISTS

Among physicists, Niels Bohr ranks 15 out of 717Before him are Robert Hooke, Pierre Curie, Hans Christian Ørsted, James Prescott Joule, André-Marie Ampère, and Ernest Rutherford. After him are James Clerk Maxwell, Evangelista Torricelli, Georg Ohm, Werner Heisenberg, Henri Becquerel, and Erwin Schrödinger.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1885, Niels Bohr ranks 1After him are Karen Blixen, György Lukács, Albert Kesselring, Hermann Hoth, Alban Berg, Julius Streicher, François Mauriac, Ezra Pound, Faisal I of Iraq, George S. Patton, and Robert Delaunay. Among people deceased in 1962, Niels Bohr ranks 3Before him are Marilyn Monroe and Hermann Hesse. After him are Adolf Eichmann, Eleanor Roosevelt, William Faulkner, Karen Blixen, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Lucky Luciano, Georges Bataille, Yves Klein, and Arthur Compton.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Niels Bohr ranks 4 out of 893Before him are Hans Christian Andersen (1805), Hans Christian Ørsted (1777), and Søren Kierkegaard (1813). After him are Margrethe II of Denmark (1940), Ivar the Boneless (900), Björn Ironside (800), Vitus Bering (1681), Ole Rømer (1644), Karl Adolph Gjellerup (1857), Cnut the Great (995), and Christian VII of Denmark (1749).

Among PHYSICISTS In Denmark

Among physicists born in Denmark, Niels Bohr ranks 2Before him are Hans Christian Ørsted (1777). After him are Aage Bohr (1922), Christian Bohr (1855), Martin Knudsen (1871), Ole Worm (1588), Lene Hau (1959), and Ludvig Lorenz (1829).