Büchner, Franz

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Büchner, Franz Gender: M
born on 20 January 1895 at 12:15 (= 12:15 PM )
Place Boppard, Germany, 50n14, 7e35
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 00°12' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 00°00 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 21°34'


German pathologist who made a name for himself for his research on the role of hypoxia in congenital malformations, and also for his public criticism of the Nazi euthanasia program. In November, 1941, Büchner held a speech at the University of Freiburg criticizing the program. It is one of the few known occasions of a prominent physician speaking out against these practices. Later in life, Büchner also became a staunch critic of abortion.

Büchner studied medicine and natural sciences at the University of Gießen, graduating in 1921. He began his career as a pathologist at the University of Freiburg, under famous pathologist Ludwig Aschoff and wrote his habilitation thesis on the diagnosis and development of gastric cancer. In 1933, he became director of the Institute for Pathology at the Friedrichshain Hospital in Berlin and in 1934 he began teaching as a professor at the University of Berlin. Büchner returned to Freiburg in 1936 to head the Institute of Pathology at the university, a position he held until his retirement in 1963.

Franz Büchner died on 9 March 1991, aged 96, in Freiburg im Breisgau.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

GraZia Bordoni's Science file quotes Gauquelin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 96)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Pathologist)