Alexander Bogdanov

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Birthday
22, 1873
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Apr 7, 1928 (54)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
22, 1873
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Apr 7, 1928 (54)

About

Co-founder of the Russian Social Democratic Labor Party, and the inventor of "tectology" philosophy, which is now considered a precursor for systems theory. He was also known for his important work in blood transfusion.

Before Fame

He was arrested for demonstrating against Professor Vasily Klyuchevsky while working on his medical degree in Moscow.

Trivia

He was a pioneer in blood transfusion experiments and died after infusing his own blood with a student's, who was secretly afflicted with malaria.

Family Life

He was the second of six children.

Associated With

He and AIDS awareness activist Ryan White both died due to complications from blood transfusions.