Theodor Schwann

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Birthday
7, 1810
Birthplace
Neuss, Germany
Death Date
Jan 11, 1882 (71)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
7, 1810
Birthplace
Neuss, Germany
Death Date
Jan 11, 1882 (71)

About

Physiologist who greatly contributed to the development cell theory. He also discovered peripheral nervous system cells, pepsin, and organic yeast.

Before Fame

He attended the Humboldt University of Berlin in 1834, and later attended the University of Bonn and the University of Würzburg.

Trivia

He discovered cells in the sheaths of nerve fibers, which became known as Schwann cells.

Family Life

His father was a goldsmith and a printer.

Associated With

Albert Einstein was another scientist born in Germany.