Harald Bohr

Harald Bohr

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Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Death 22 Jan 1951 (aged 63)
Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Burial Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark
Memorial ID 37791303 · View Source
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Mathematician. The younger brother to the physicist Niels Bohr. Having studied at the University of Copenhagen he got his doctoral degree in 1910. His dissertation was on Dirichlet series. From 1915 to 1930 he was a professor in mathematics at the Copenhagen Polytechnics, and at the University of Copenhagen from 1930 until his death. His creation of the theory of almost periodic functions made him internationally known, as did his help to mathematicians who had to leave Germany after the Nazis came to power in 1933. He had many international contacts and collaborated with several foreign mathematicians. In his youth he was a skilled soccer player and was in the Danish international team that won silver medals at the Olympic Games in London in 1908, he himself scoring 2 goals in the 9-0 victory over France.

Bio by: Erik Skytte


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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Harald Bohr (22 Apr 1887–22 Jan 1951), Find a Grave Memorial no. 37791303, citing Assistens Cemetery, Copenhagen, Kobenhavns Kommune, Hovedstaden, Denmark ; Maintained by Find A Grave .