Werner Heisenberg
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Werner Karl Heisenberg (1901 - 1976)

Werner Karl Heisenberg
Born in Würzburg, Germanymap
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Husband of [private wife (1910s - 1990s)]
Father of [private daughter (1930s - unknown)], , [private son (1930s - unknown)] and [private son (1940s - unknown)]
Died at age 74 in Munich, Bavaria, West Germanymap
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Werner Heisenberg is popularly known for the Heisenberg uncertainty principle, but he made substantial contributions in areas as diverse as fluid mechanics, quantum mechanics, magnetism, and radiation.[1] A further look at the Wikipedia article gives his children as

Note: If the omission of links for the female children is biased, it is only because the sources I have found so far are biased. Help is welcome. Some birth years were added from a MyHeritage page[2].

His biography at the Nobel site describes his scientific work, as well as the fact that he married Elisabeth Schumacher and had seven children as of the time of the award.[3] A profile in Geni indicates (without names) a total of 9 children, but this may be incorrect.


  1. Wikipedia contributors, "Werner Heisenberg," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Werner_Heisenberg&oldid=877409621 (accessed January 18, 2019).
  2. MyHeritage Biographical Summary. Accessed 17 Jan 2019. https://www.myheritage.com/research/record-10182-2834344/maria-heisenberg-in-biographical-summaries-of-notable-people
  3. Nobel Lectures, Physics 1922-1941, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1965. Accessed online 17 Jan 2019. https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/physics/1932/heisenberg/biographical/

A relevant web page which may soon be lost:

Apologies for the formatting, but the content is a 6-generation ancestry of Werner Heisenberg from a web site which appears to have gone offline. If the site becomes live again, this can be deleted. The original address is www.heisenbergfamily.org/Family-tree/hbg01.htm

This is Google's cache of http://www.heisenbergfamily.org/Family-tree/hbg01.htm. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on Jan 7, 2019 20:43:01 GMT. The current page could have changed in the meantime. Family Heisenberg [1] 0.Generation: Werner Karl Heisenberg, born: Dec.5th 1901 in Würzburg, Germany, died Feb. 1st 1976 in Munich, Germany. married on April 29th 1937 in Berlin, Germany, to Elisabeth Schumacher, born July 4th 1914 in Bonn, Germany; died: Feb. 27th 1998 in Göttingen, Germany. brief profile with pictures 1.Generation: Ernst August Heisenberg, born Nov. 13th 1869 in Osnabrück, Germany, died Nov. 22nd, 1930 in Munich, Germany. Professor of Byzantine Language and Culture Munich-University. (autobiography in german) see also wikipedia Married May 23rd 1899 in Munich, Germany, to Anna Wecklein, born Sept.22nd 1871 in Munich, Germany, died 1945 Siblings: Karl Philipp Heisenberg, born Jan.21st 1872 in Osnabrück, Germany, died in New York after 1937; married to Helen Wulp Margarete Katharine Heisenberg, born Oct.26th, 1865 in Osnabrück, Germany, died after 1944 in Osnabrück, Germany. (married 1889 to August Bauermeister in Osnabrück, Germany.) Anna Margarethe Heisenberg, born Sep.25th, 1867 in Osnabrück, died after 1937 in Osnabrück (married. ca 1900 to ... Free in Osnabrück) Anne Marie Agnes Heisenberg, born March 12th, 1859 in Osnabrück, died after 1919 in Osnabrück 2.Generation: Wilhelm August Heisenberg, born Feb.6th, 1831 in Osnabrück, Germany, Locksmith in Osnabrück, residence and shop: Lohstrasse 62. died Dec. 24th, 1912 in Osnabrück. (Article in local newspaper regarding 50th wedding anniversity translated) Orginal married April 22nd, 1858 in St. Marien in Osnabrück to Anna Maria Unnewehr, born Jan.30th, 1835 in Osnabrück, died March 14th, 1919 in Osnabrück. Siblings: Regine Marie Lisette Gertrude Heisenberg, born May 7th, 1817 in Osnabrück, died: Oct.14th, 1819. Theodor Ludwig Friedrich Simon Heisenberg, born: Oct.31st, 1819 in Osnabrück, died: Nov.5th, 1821. Johann Wilhelm Heisenberg, Böttchermeister, born: Feb.13th, 1822 in Osnabrück, died: Feb.28th, 1886 (married in Osnabrück on May 12th 1850 to Margarethe Catharina Dorothea Meyer, born Dec.6th, 1821, died: Apr.5th, 1886) Hermann Friedrich Heisenberg, Böttchermeister, born: Feb.15th, 1824 in Osnabrück, died: March 27th, 1870 (Tuberculosis). Married (1) May 1854 to Maria Francisca Striekmann, born: Dec.13th, 1828, died: 1857/1858; (2) 1857/1858 to Henriette Katharine Kreienheder, born: Feb.13th, 1837 in Kuingdorf, died: Sep.10th, 1912 in Osnabrück Christian Bernhard Heisenberg, born: May 14th, 1826 in Osnabrück, died: Aug.6th, 1828 Auguste Marie Heisenberg, born: Nov.7th, 1828 in Osnabrück, Married on May 1st, 1856 to Heinrich Ludwig Lindemann, born: Okt.21st, 1826 in Bünde, Schuhmachermeister Caroline Charlotte Wilhelmine Heisenberg, born: Feb.20th, 1833 in Osnabrück, Married on June 25th, 1857 to Johan August Monsöhr Johann Friedrich Jacob Heisenberg, born: May 15th, 1835 in Osnabrück, Jan.1st, 1883, Backamtsmeister. Married (1) on May 15th, 1862 to Florentine Caroline Dorothea Schreiber (born: Sep.18th, 1841, died: Nov.19th, 1868) and (2) on 6. Jul.6th, 1869 to Amalie Marie Richter (born: Dec.23rd, 1841, died: Dec.10th, 1889) 3.Generation: Johann Hermann Ludwig Heissenberg, born: Jun.23rd, 1791 in Detmold, died: April 3rd, 1838 in Osnabrück; Böttchermeister(Küper). married on Aug.1st, 1816 St.Marienkirche in Osnabrück to Katharina Agnesa Dorothea Meyer, born: Sept.8th, 1796 in Osnabrück, died: Aug.1st, 1866 in Osnabrück. 4.Generation: Hermann Heinrich Heissenberg, died: Dec.25th, 1790, from Consumption, 41 years of age, Destiller in Detmold. married on Aug.1st, 1779 in Detmold to Louisa Henriette Spiel, born: Sept.25th, 1753 in Detmold, Germany. (daughter of Johann Friedrich Spiel, born ca. 1713 in Hesse, died: Oct. 29th 1763 in Detmold, Steinhauer, married on Jul.2nd 1749 in Detmold to Anna Ilsabein Rewer(Renwer), born: Oct.17th, 1731, died: Feb.23rd, 1780 in Detmold.) 5.Generation: Hermann Henrich Heisenberg. 6.Generation: Hans Christoph Jasper, alias Heisenberg, died 1747 in Heiden at 63 years of age. born: in Prividsheide in den Kirchenspielen Heiden, Stapelage and Lage (today part of the city of Detmold) Married to Ernestine Holste, of Heidenoldendorf. Some of the information on this page was provided by Dr. Jörg Wunschhofer

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Hi Profile Managers,

The Germany Project would like to co-manage this profile with you. If you agree, would you please add wikitreegermanroots at googlegroups.com to the trusted list, and then set the Germany Project as a manager. You are welcome to stay on as co-PM or remain on the trusted list.

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I'm happy to give up management of this profile. I have added many Nobel prize winners, German and otherwise, but do not have time to maintain them properly. I'll stay on the trusted list for now. If you would like to be added to the trusted list or made manager of the connected profiles I have created, just let me know.
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Thank you Steve!! I appreciate your adding the project as manager.
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