Karl Landsteiner

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Birthday
14, 1868
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria
Death Date
Jun 26, 1943 (75)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
14, 1868
Birthplace
Vienna, Austria
Death Date
Jun 26, 1943 (75)

About

Important figure in biology and medicine who is notable for having developed the system for classification of blood types. He also helped discover the polio virus.

Before Fame

He studied medicine at the University of Vienna before studying chemistry in the city of Wurzburg.

Trivia

He was the recipient of the Aronson Prize, Lasker Award and Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine.

Family Life

His father Leopold was a Viennese journalist who passed away when Karl was six years old.

Associated With

He studied chemistry under Hermann Emil Fischer.