Carl Ludwig
Carl Ludwig

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Name: Carl Ludwig
Occupation: Physiologist
Gender: Male
Birth Day: December 29, 1816
Death Date: Apr 23, 1895 (age 78)
Age: Aged 78
Country: Germany
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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Carl Ludwig

Carl Ludwig was born on December 29, 1816 in Germany (78 years old). Carl Ludwig is a Physiologist, zodiac sign: Capricorn. Find out Carl Ludwignet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.


He wrote the celebrated Textbook of Human Physiology and had the Carl Ludwig Institute of Physiology named after him.

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As per our current Database, Carl Ludwig died on Apr 23, 1895 (age 78).

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Before Fame

He was born in Germany and obtained his doctor's degree from Marburg in 1839.

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Ludwig was born at Witzenhausen, near Kassel, and studied medicine at Erlangen and Marburg, taking his doctor's degree at Marburg in 1839. He made Marburg his home for the next ten years, studying and teaching anatomy and physiology, first as prosector to FL Fick (1841), then as privat-docent (1842), and finally as extraordinary professor (1846). In 1849 he was chosen professor of anatomy and physiology at Zurich, and 6 years afterwards he went to Vienna as professor in the Josephinum school for military surgeons.


Ludwig's name is prominent in the history of physiology, and he had a large share in bringing about the change in the method of that science that took place in the middle of the 19th century. With his friends Hermann Ludwig Ferdinand von Helmholtz, Ernst Wilhelm von Brücke, and Emil du Bois-Reymond, whom he met for the first time in Berlin in 1847, he rejected the assumption that the phenomena of living animals depend on special biological laws and vital forces different from those that operate in the domain of inorganic nature; and he sought to explain them by reference to the same laws as are applicable in the case of physical and chemical phenomena.


In 1865 Ludwig was appointed to the newly created chair of physiology at Leipzig, and continued there until his death on 23 April 1895.

Family Life

Carl's father was a retired Calvary captain and he was the third of eight children.

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