Heim, Ernst Ludwig

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Heim, Ernst Ludwig Gender: M
born on 2 July 1747 Jul.Cal. (13 July 1747 greg.) at 17:30 (= 5:30 PM )
Place Rippershausen, Germany, 50n36, 10e20
Timezone LMT m10e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 20°45' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 29°35 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 14°34'

Ernst Ludwig Heim (painting by Julius Hübner)


German physician.

In Berlin he became a popular physician, recognized for treating the poor free of charge. In 1822, in recognition of decades of altruistic service, and on the 50th anniversary of earning his PhD, Heim was made an honorary citizen of Berlin. In Germany, numerous landmarks bear his name, and he is commemorated on a 1984 postage stamp. In addition, over sixteen biographies on Heim have been published.

Heim was the last physician of Luise of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (Queen Luise of Prussia), and for a period of time was a teacher to 8-year old Alexander von Humboldt in Tegel. The plant genus Heimia is named in his honor.

He died on September 15, 1834.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Die medicinischen Classiker Deutschlands" by Heinrich Rohlfs (F. Enke, 1875), p. 481: "Ernst Ludewig Heim wurde am 2. Juli 1747, Abends zwischen 5 — 6 Uhr geboren, in Solz, einem Sachsen-Meiningischen Kirchdorfe." [Translation: Ernst Ludwig Heim was born on 2 July 1747, in the evening between 5 and 6 o'clock in Solz, Sachsen-Meiningen, a church village.]


  • Vocation : Medical : Physician