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University of Leipzig

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Third oldest university in Germany. Operated as Karl Marx University from 1953-91.

Location:
Leipzig, Germany

Founding Date:
1409

Official Website:
http://www.uni-leipzig.de/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ralph Abercromby
Military
7-Oct-1734 28-Mar-1801 British general
John Anderson
Politician
8-Jul-1882 4-Jan-1958 Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1943-45
Svante Arrhenius
Chemist
19-Feb-1859 2-Oct-1927 Explored electrolytic conductivity
Augustus I
Royalty
31-Jul-1526 21-Jan-1586 Elector of Saxony, 1553-86
Friedrich Bergius
Chemist
11-Oct-1884 30-Mar-1949 Hydrogenation of coal
Felix Bloch
Physicist
23-Oct-1905 10-Sep-1983 Nuclear magnetic resonance
Leonard Bloomfield
Linguist
1-Apr-1887 18-Apr-1949 Structural linguistics of Tagalog
Carl Bosch
Chemist
27-Aug-1874 26-Apr-1940 Chairman of I. G. Farben
Tycho Brahe
Astronomer
14-Dec-1546 24-Oct-1601 Copper-nosed Danish astronomer
Martin Buber
Philosopher
8-Feb-1878 13-Jun-1965 Ich und Du
Hans von Bülow
Conductor
8-Jan-1830 12-Feb-1894 German conductor, proponent of Wagner
James McKeen Cattell
Psychologist
24-May-1860 20-Jan-1944 Academic freedom
Constantine I
Royalty
2-Aug-1868 11-Jan-1923 King of Greece, 1913-17 and 1920-22
William D. Coolidge
Physicist
23-Oct-1873 4-Feb-1975 Tungsten filaments and Coolidge tubes
Frederick G. Cottrell
Inventor
10-Jan-1877 16-Nov-1948 Smokestack filters to fight pollution
William E. Dodd
Diplomat
27-Oct-1869 9-Feb-1940 US Ambassador to Nazi Germany
Paul Ehrlich
Doctor
14-Mar-1854 20-Aug-1915 Father of chemotherapy
Joseph I. France
Politician
11-Oct-1873 26-Jan-1939 US Senator from Maryland, 1917-23
Klaus Fuchs
Spy
29-Dec-1911 28-Jan-1988 Manhattan Project scientist, spy for USSR
Walther Funk
Government
18-Aug-1890 31-May-1960 Reich economic minister
Hans-Dietrich Genscher
Government
21-Mar-1927   German Foreign Minister, 1974-92
Samuel Hahnemann
Doctor
10-Apr-1755 2-Jul-1843 Founder of homeopathy
William Stewart Halsted
Doctor
23-Sep-1852 7-Sep-1922 Pioneer of sterile surgical technique
Haldan K. Hartline
Scientist
22-Dec-1903 17-Mar-1983 Physiology of the retina
Ejnar Hertzsprung
Astronomer
8-Oct-1873 21-Oct-1967 Hertzsprung-Russell diagram
Johannes Holtfreter
Zoologist
9-Jan-1901 13-Nov-1992 Chemotaxis
Edmund Husserl
Philosopher
8-Apr-1859 26-Apr-1938 Phenomenological philosopher
Bernard Katz
Scientist
26-Mar-1911 20-Apr-2003 Neurotransmitters and the pineal gland
Gottfried Leibniz
Mathematician
1-Jul-1646 14-Nov-1716 Co-Inventor of calculus
Richard Lepsius
Historian
23-Dec-1810 10-Jul-1884 German Egyptologist
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing
Playwright
22-Jan-1729 15-Feb-1781 Laokoon
John Macleod
Scientist
6-Sep-1876 16-Mar-1935 Helped discover insulin
Angela Merkel
Head of State
17-Jul-1954   Chancellor of Germany
Georg Michaelis
Head of State
8-Sep-1857 24-Jul-1936 German Chancellor 1917
August Möbius
Astronomer
17-Nov-1790 26-Sep-1868 Möbius strip
Walther Nernst
Chemist
25-Jun-1864 18-Nov-1941 Third Law of Thermodynamics
Ivan Pavlov
Scientist
14-Sep-1849 27-Feb-1936 Conditioned reflexes
Rudolf Peierls
Physicist
5-Jun-1907 19-Sep-1995 Frisch-Peierls Memorandum
Leopold von Ranke
Historian
12-Dec-1795 23-May-1886 Prominent 19th century German historian
Gustav Stresemann
Head of State
10-May-1878 3-Oct-1929 German Chancellor 1923
Georg Philipp Telemann
Composer
14-Mar-1681 25-Jun-1767 German Baroque composer
Edward Teller
Physicist
15-Jan-1908 9-Sep-2003 Father of the Hydrogen Bomb
Johann Tetzel
Religion
c. 1460 4-Jul-1519 Seller of indulgences
Sin-Itiro Tomonaga
Physicist
31-Mar-1906 8-Jul-1979 Quantum electrodynamics
Theobald von Bethmann-Hollweg
Head of State
29-Nov-1856 1-Jan-1921 German Chancellor 1909-17
Bernhard von Bulow
Head of State
3-May-1849 28-Oct-1929 German Chancellor, 1900-09
Friedrich von Schlegel
Philosopher
10-Mar-1772 12-Jan-1829 Founder of the German Romantic movement
Alfred Wallenstein
Cellist
7-Oct-1898 8-Feb-1983 Music Director, LA Philharmonic, 1943-56
Felix Weingartner
Conductor
2-Jun-1863 7-May-1942 Conductor, Vienna Philharmonic, 1919-27
William H. Welch
Scientist
8-Apr-1850 30-Apr-1934 Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Abraham Gottlob Werner
Geologist
25-Sep-1750 30-Jun-1817 Neptunist school of geology
Christa Wolf
Novelist
18-Mar-1929 1-Dec-2011 Divided Heaven
Christian Wolff
Philosopher
24-Jan-1679 9-Apr-1754 Philosopher of the Leibniz model

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Johann Sebastian Bach
Composer
21-Mar-1685 28-Jul-1750 Baroque composer
Ernst Bloch
Philosopher
8-Jul-1885 4-Aug-1977 Principle of Hope
Ludwig Boltzmann
Physicist
20-Feb-1844 5-Sep-1906 Atoms and molecules
Peter Debye
Physicist
24-Mar-1884 2-Nov-1966 Studied molecular structure, dipoles
Hans-Georg Gadamer
Philosopher
11-Feb-1900 13-Mar-2002 Truth and Method
Samuel Hahnemann
Doctor
10-Apr-1755 2-Jul-1843 Founder of homeopathy
Werner Heisenberg
Physicist
5-Dec-1901 1-Feb-1976 Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle
Gustav Hertz
Physicist
22-Jul-1887 30-Oct-1975 Franck-Hertz experiment
Friedrich Hund
Physicist
4-Feb-1896 31-Mar-1997 Quantum tunneling
August Möbius
Astronomer
17-Nov-1790 26-Sep-1868 Möbius strip
Theodor Mommsen
Historian
30-Nov-1817 1-Nov-1903 Roman History
Wilhelm Ostwald
Chemist
2-Sep-1853 4-Apr-1932 Ostwald's Law of Dilution and Conductivity
Wilhelm Weber
Physicist
24-Oct-1804 23-Jun-1891 Student of electromagnetism

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Nathan Söderblom
Religion
15-Jan-1866 12-Jul-1931 Archbishop of Sweden


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