Sunday, September 26

Prince Philip dies: Kurt Hahn, the man who taught the Duke of Edinburgh to think

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Kurt Hahn

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Kurt Hahn was a mentor in the youth of Prince Philip.

Prince Philip, who died on Friday at the age of 99, had a mentor who helped him shape his personality: Kurt Hahn.

The educator was a German Jew who opposed and fled from the Nazis to later become a Duke of Edinburgh’s guide on education, whose influence is seen everywhere, although it is not named.

Hahn was instrumental in creating the program of pRemios Duke of Edinburgh, which has led millions of youth ages 14-24 into outdoor adventure and community service.

Established Gordounstoun, the private school in Scotland that has educated several members of the Royal family, and inspired the creation of dozens more schools around the world.

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