Stern, William

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Stern, William Gender: M
Stern, Louis William
born on 29 April 1871 at 02:30 (= 02:30 AM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Müller
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 08°17' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 20°48 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 22°58'


German psychologist and philosopher noted as a pioneer in the field of the psychology of personality and intelligence. He was the inventor of the concept of the intelligence quotient, or IQ, the practice of dividing the developmental age by the chronological age.

Stern was considered in his time as a leading youth psychologist and one of the foremost authorities in differential psychology. Stern's philosophy, which is laid down in several voluminous books, was expressed as a form of personalism.

Stern was in 1904 a founding member of the "German Society for Psychology" and the Journal of Applied Psychology.

In 1897, Stern invented the tone variator, allowing him to research human perception of sound in an unprecedented way.

In 1933, because of the Nazi regime, he and his wife had to fled, first to the Netherlands and later To USA.

He died 27 March 1938, Durham, North Carolina, of heart failure.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Arno Müller, vol 2


  • Vocation : Science : Other Science (psychology)
  • Vocation : Writers : Religion/ Philosophy
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession