Harald -...

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Harald, born just eighteen months after Niels, became Niels's inseparable companion.  Many anecdotes tell of their devotion to each other. Once, when Niels was heard calling  all over for his brother, an older cousin finally asked what he needed. Niels replied that  he had been given a bun and wanted to share it with Harald. Both boys showed great  intellectual promise, but Harald was regarded as the brighter of the two. Armed with a  sharp wit, he used to tease Niels, who neither defended himself nor protested. Harald,  however, along with his father, recognized Niels as "the special one of the family."  Christian was careful to allow both to follow their own paths, and Harald went on to  become a distinguished mathematician, receiving his doctorate two years earlier than  Niels. The influence of their father on both children is undeniable. The boys were allowed to sit 
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