Franz Weidenreich

Picture of Franz Weidenreich

Date of Birth: 07/06/1873

Age: 75

Place of birth: Edenkoben

Citizenship: Germany


Born June 7, 1873 in Edenkobene (Germany). He studied medicine at the Universities of Munich, Kiel, Berlin and Strasbourg, where he received his doctorate in medicine (1899). Initially, he worked mainly in the field of hematology; a professor of anatomy in Strasbourg (1904-1918), published more than 50 works on anatomy. He headed the department of anatomy of the University of Heidelberg (1921-1928) and the Department of Anthropology of the University of Frankfurt (1928-1935).

The first study Weidenreich fossil human remains, published in 1926, was dedicated to the skull neandertaloida Eringsdorfa.V of 1935, as a visiting professor at Peking Union Medical College, he began a fundamental study of the remains of "Peking Man