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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 4,258,362 page views. His biography is available in 127 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 124 in 2019). Niels Bohr is the 9th most popular physicist (down from 7th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Denmark (up from 3rd in 2019) and the 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 9 out of 721Before him are Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking, Michael Faraday, Wilhelm Röntgen, Max Planck, and Alessandro Volta. After him are James Prescott Joule, André-Marie Ampère, Ernest Rutherford, James Clerk Maxwell, Robert Hooke, and Werner Heisenberg.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1885, Niels Bohr ranks 1After him are Karen Blixen, Alban Berg, György Lukács, George S. Patton, Albert Kesselring, Julius Streicher, Hermann Hoth, Ezra Pound, François Mauriac, Faisal I of Iraq, and Chester W. Nimitz. Among people deceased in 1962, Niels Bohr ranks 2Before him is Marilyn Monroe. After him are Hermann Hesse, Eleanor Roosevelt, Adolf Eichmann, William Faulkner, Karen Blixen, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, Lucky Luciano, Yves Klein, Georges Bataille, and Arthur Compton.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Niels Bohr ranks 2 out of 783Before him are Hans Christian Andersen (1805). After him are Søren Kierkegaard (1813), Ivar the Boneless (900), Margrethe II of Denmark (1940), Björn Ironside (800), Hans Christian Ørsted (1777), Vitus Bering (1681), Christian VII of Denmark (1749), Ole Rømer (1644), George I of Greece (1845), and Margaret I of Denmark (1353).

Among PHYSICISTS In Denmark

Among physicists born in Denmark, Niels Bohr ranks 1After him are Hans Christian Ørsted (1777), Aage Bohr (1922), Christian Bohr (1855), Martin Knudsen (1871), Ole Worm (1588), Ludvig Lorenz (1829), and Lene Hau (1959).