Alfred Wegener

Alfred Lothar Wegener was a German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist.

Early life

Alfred Lothar Wehener was born on November 1, 1880. in Berlin. In 1886 Wegener’s family bought a house near Rheinsberg, where there is an Alfred Wegener Memorial site today. He was the youngest of five children to Richard Wegener.


Wegener attended the Köllnische Gymnasium on Wallstrasse in Berlin, finishing as the top of his class. Following his graduation, Alfred attended Universities of Berlin, Heidelberg and Innsbruck where he studied Physics, meteorology and Astronom