Edward Teller

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Birthday
15, 1908
Birthplace
Budapest, Hungary
Death Date
Sep 9, 2003 (95)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
15, 1908
Birthplace
Budapest, Hungary
Death Date
Sep 9, 2003 (95)

About

Father of the hydrogen bomb who raised the bar for warfare's destructive capabilities.

Before Fame

He fled Germany as Hitler rose to power after receiving his doctorate in Leipzig.

Trivia

He pushed for the U.S. to develop a hydrogen bomb after the Soviets demonstrated they had atomic capabilities as well.

Family Life

His parents thought he was mentally retarded because he did not speak until the age of three.

Associated With

He and President Harry S. Truman shared the conviction that to keep the Soviets at bay the United States needed a more powerful bomb.