Niels Henrik David Bohr
Born: October 7, 1885 in Copenhagen, Denmark
Died: November 18, 1962 in Copenhagen, Denmark
"Things are going rather well, for I believe I have found out a few things; but, to be sure, I have not been so quick to work them out as I was stupid to think. I hope to have a little paper ready and to show it to Rutherford before I leave, and I therefore am so busy, so busy."
from a letter to his brother Harald, July 13, 1912
Bohr completed his paper on the structure of atoms the following year. For this achievement, Bohr won the Nobel Prize in 1922.