Schaudinn, Fritz

ZOOLOGIST (GERMANY)
BORN 19 Sep 1871, Röseningken, Ostpreussen - DIED 22 Jun 1906, Hamburg
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Evangelischer Luisenfriedhof II, Königin-Elisabeth-Straße 46-50 (Feld B-4-1a/b)

In 1898 the young Fritz Schadinn travelled with Römer to Spitsbergen and there he studied arctic fauna. During his studies at the Friedrich Wilhelm University in Berlin he was mostly occupied with protozoa and in 1900 he was ordered to start an institute for protozoa studies at Berlin-Lichterfelde.

In 1901 he was sent to Rovigno to study malaria and other subjects. In 1905 he pointed to the Spirochaete Pallida as the cause of syphilis. Many German scientists didn't belive him, but his results were studied abroad and soon confirmed.

In 1906 he became the director of the protozoa section of the Institute for Tropical Diseases in Hamburg, but he died during the same year.

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
• Mende, Hans-Jürgen, Lexicon Berliner Grabstätten, Haude & Spener, 2005
Fritz Schaudinn – Wikipedia

Images

The grave of Fritz Schaudinn at the Evangelischer Luisenfriedhof II, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (29 Mar 2007)

 


Schauroth, Lina von

Published: 17 Jun 2007
Last update: 21 Jun 2008