Rudolf Virchow

Anthropologist/Pathologist Rudolf Virchow

Profession: Anthropologist/Pathologist


Biography: Best known as "the father of modern pathology" and one of the founders of social medicine.

Born: October 13, 1821
Birthplace: Schivelbein, Prussia
Star Sign: Libra

Died: September 5, 1902 (aged 80)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

Historical Events

  • 1877-09-22 Rudolf Virchow delivers an anti-Darwinian speech to the Congress of German Naturalist and Physicians, Munich where he speaks against the teaching of the theory of evolution in schools

Quotes by Rudolf Virchow

  • "The task of science is to stake out the limits of the knowable, and to centre consciousness within them."