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Hans Christian ØrstedReading Nature's Mind$
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Dan Ch. Christensen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199669264

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.001.0001

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| 1777–94 | 1777–94 A Childhood without Playing

| 1777–94 | 1777–94 A Childhood without Playing

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Hans Christian Ørsted
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Dan C. Christensen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669264.003.0002

This chapter is a narrative of his childhood in the provincial town of Rudkøbing, where his family owned a small pharmacy. He was educated together with his brother by a German wigmaker to become bilingual. The family history and pedigree are outlined, and the spirit of solidarity within his extended family is explained. Early signs of personal ambition are expounded.

Keywords:   childhood, education, ambition, chemistry instruction by his father, the pharmacist, family solidarity and visits

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