Dieffenbach, Johann Friedrich

SURGEON (GERMANY)
BORN 1 Feb 1794, Königsberg (now: Kaliningrad) - DIED 11 Nov 1847, Berlin
GRAVE LOCATION Berlin: Friedrichswerderscher Friedhof II, Bergmannstrasse 42-44, Kreuzberg (Südmauer Mausoleum *)

Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach studied theology in Rostock and Greifswald. From 1813 to 1815 he served as a volunteer in the Prussian army. After the Napoleonic Wards had ended he continued his studies, but in 1816 he switched to medicin at the universities of Königsberg and Bonn, where he was assistant to Philipp Franz von Walther. He was promoted in Würzburg in 1822.

He settled in Berlin and in 1824 he married Johanna Motherby. He specialised in skin transplantation and plastic surgery. In 1832 he became an associate professor at the university of Berlin. In 1840 he was appointed director of the Clinical Institute for Surgery at the Charité hospital in Berlin.

Images

The grave of Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach at the Friedrichwerderschen Friedhof II, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (28 May 2015)

 

The grave of Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach at the Friedrichwerderschen Friedhof II, Berlin.
Picture by Androom (28 May 2015)

 

Sources
Winkler Prins Encyclopedie (editie 1909), 1909
Johann Friedrich Dieffenbach - Wikipedia


Dierx, Léon

Published: 1 Dec 2018
Last update: 1 Dec 2018