Goldschmidt, Richard

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Goldschmidt, Richard Gender: M
born on 12 April 1878 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 50n07, 8e40
Timezone LMT m8e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 22°06' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 11°38 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 08°18'


German-born American geneticist. He is considered the first to integrate genetics, development, and evolution. He pioneered understanding of reaction norms, genetic assimilation, dynamical genetics, sex determination, and heterochrony. Controversially, Goldschmidt advanced a model of macroevolution through macromutations that is popularly known as the "Hopeful Monster" hypothesis.

Goldschmidt also described the nervous system of the nematode, a piece of work that later influenced Sydney Brenner to study the wiring diagram of Caenorhabditis elegans an achievement that later won Brenner and his colleagues the Nobel Prize in 2002.

He died 24 April 1958.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 2


  • Vocation : Science : Biology
  • Notable : Famous : First in Field (integrate genetics, development, and evolution)