Heisenberg’s Youth

  • Konrad Kleinknecht
Part of the Springer Biographies book series (SPRINGERBIOGS)


Heisenberg’s parents came from quite disparate backgrounds. His grandfather, Wilhelm August Heisenberg, came from a Westphalian family of artisans. His ancestors were distillers of spirits and coopers in Detmold and Osnabrück. He himself ran a locksmith’s shop in Osnabrück and devoted himself to assisting the poor.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Konrad Kleinknecht
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  1. 1.Universität München, Universität MainzMünchenGermany

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