Biography Piet Hein

Piet Hein

photo of Piet Hein
  • Time Period1905 - 1996
  • Place
  • CountryDenmark

Poet Biography

He was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. He studied at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of the University of Copenhagen (later to become the Niels Bohr Institute), and Technical University of Denmark. Yale awarded him an honorary doctorate in 1972. He died in his home on Funen, Denmark in 1996.

He was a direct descendant of Piet Hein, the Dutch naval hero of the 16th century.