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University of Graz

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION

Karl-Franzens Universität, founded 1585 by Archduke Charles II. Closed 1782, and reopened in 1827 by Emperor Franz I.

Location:
Graz, Austria

Founding Date:
1585

Enrollment:
30,000

Official Website:
http://www.kfunigraz.ac.at/

STUDENTS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ivo Andric
Author
9-Oct-1892 13-Mar-1975 The Bridge on the Drina
Svante Arrhenius
Chemist
19-Feb-1859 2-Oct-1927 Explored electrolytic conductivity
Karl Böhm
Conductor
28-Aug-1894 14-Aug-1981 Conductor, Vienna State Opera
Johann Joseph Fux
Composer
c. 1660 13-Feb-1741 Gradus ad Parnassum
Peter Handke
Novelist
6-Dec-1942   Insulting the Audience
Arvid Harnack
Spy
24-May-1901 22-Dec-1942 Hanged by the Nazis for espionage
Heinrich Harrer
Author
6-Jul-1912 7-Jan-2006 Subject of biopic Seven Years in Tibet
Victor Francis Hess
Physicist
24-Jun-1883 17-Dec-1964 Proved cosmic origin of radiation
Ernst Kaltenbrunner
Military
4-Oct-1903 16-Oct-1946 Commanded the Reich Central Security Office
Walther Nernst
Chemist
25-Jun-1864 18-Nov-1941 Third Law of Thermodynamics
Fritz Pregl
Chemist
3-Sep-1869 13-Dec-1930 Microanalysis of organic compounds
Leopold von Sacher-Masoch
Novelist
27-Jan-1836 9-Mar-1895 Venus in Furs

TEACHERS AND PROFESSORS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ludwig Boltzmann
Physicist
20-Feb-1844 5-Sep-1906 Atoms and molecules
Carl Cori
Scientist
5-Dec-1896 20-Oct-1984 Catalytic conversion of glycogen
Karl von Frisch
Zoologist
20-Nov-1886 12-Jun-1982 Researched bee communications
Victor Francis Hess
Physicist
24-Jun-1883 17-Dec-1964 Proved cosmic origin of radiation
Johannes Kepler
Astronomer
27-Dec-1571 15-Nov-1630 Laws of Planetary Motion
Otto Loewi
Scientist
3-Jun-1873 25-Dec-1961 Acetylcholine as a neurotransmitter
Ernst Mach
Physicist
18-Feb-1838 19-Feb-1916 Optical and sensory perceptualist
Friedrich Mohs
Geologist
29-Jan-1773 29-Sep-1839 Mohs Scale of Mineral Hardness
Fritz Pregl
Chemist
3-Sep-1869 13-Dec-1930 Microanalysis of organic compounds
Erwin Schrödinger
Physicist
12-Aug-1887 4-Jan-1961 Schrödinger's wave equation
Joseph Schumpeter
Economist
8-Feb-1883 8-Jan-1950 Creative Destruction
Julius Wagner-Jauregg
Psychiatrist
7-Mar-1857 27-Sep-1940 Cured syphilis with malaria, pioneered shock therapy
Alfred Wegener
Scientist
1-Nov-1880 Nov-1930 Continental drift
Richard Zsigmondy
Chemist
1-Apr-1865 23-Sep-1929 Ultramicroscope

ADMINISTRATORS AND TRUSTEES

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ludwig Boltzmann
Physicist
20-Feb-1844 5-Sep-1906 Atoms and molecules
Victor Francis Hess
Physicist
24-Jun-1883 17-Dec-1964 Proved cosmic origin of radiation
Fritz Pregl
Chemist
3-Sep-1869 13-Dec-1930 Microanalysis of organic compounds


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