Braus, Hermann

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Braus, Hermann Gender: M
born on 15 August 1868 at 04:00 (= 04:00 AM )
Place Aachen-Burtscheid, Germany, 50n47, 6e05
Timezone LMT m6e05 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 22°32' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 09°26 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 13°11'

Hermann Braus


German professor of comparative anatomy, anatomy atlas writer and experimental embryologist.

After the early death of his sister, Braus grew up as the only child of Otto Braus and Bertha Ernestine. At age 20 he started studying natural sciences in Bonn, but later he went to Jena, to study medicine. Here he met his mentor, the anatomist Max Carl Anton Fürbringer (30 January 1846, Wittenberg - 6 May 1920, Heidelberg), whose daughter Elisabeth (24 March 1879 - 11 May 1929) he would marry in 1899, the couple getting three children.

In the winter of 1892-93 he became a physician. He got a position as an anatomy researcher at the University of Jena. Together with his friend Leo Drüner (1870-1940) he made anatomical preparations for the anatomy collection, improved microscopes together with Carl Zeiss, and developed a binocular magnifying glass for the examination of very small animals such as water fleas, the so-called the "Präparier Lupe nach Braus-Drüner", first described in 1895.

He studied the anatomy of the nervous system of fish. For this he regularly went to Bergen in Norway and the Mediterranean coasts. He used microscopy to study the details of muscle innervation.

In 1899 he got a job as Prosector in Würzburg under Kölliker. Learning from Gustave Born 1851-1901), Braus became a pioneer in experimental embryology: He transplanted embryonic limbs from toads onto other toads in atypical positions to observe their development. In 1901 he became Prosector in Heidelberg under his boss and father in law Fürbringer. In 1912 Fürbringer retired and Braus became professor of anatomy. In 1921 he became professor in Würzburg. His anatomic atlases were notable in that they stressed the functional anatomy more than the topography. In his lessons he integrated x-rays, drawings, projections, movies and pictures, to give an anatomy in vivo experience to his students.

He died on the 28 November in 1924 of renal failure in Würzburg.

His friend Heinrich von Eggeling (1869-1954) described Braus as a faithful, ambitious, always self-controlled and a critical student..

Link to Wikipedia biography (Portuguese)


  • (has as) protégé relationship with Petersen, Hans (born 28 November 1885)


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1892 in Jena (Inag. Dissert. Über die Rami ventrales der vorderen Spinalnerven einiger Selachier)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1895 in Jena (Braus, Hermann  ; Drüner, L. : Ueber ein neues Präpariermikroskop und über eine Methode grössere Tiere in toto histologisch zu konservieren (aus: Jenaische Zeitschrift für Naturwissenschaften, Bd. 29, N.F. 22, 1895))
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1896 in Jena (Braus, Herrmann Ueber Photogramme von Metallinjectionen mittelst Röntgen-Strahlen (aus: Anatomischer Anzeiger, XI. Band, Nr. 21, 1896))
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 19 January 1907 in Heidelberg (Braus, Hermann Pfropfung bei Tieren (Vorgetragen in der Festsitzung zur Feier des 50jährig. Bestehens des Naturhistorisch-Medizinischen Vereins zu Heidelberg am 19. Januar 1907))
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  • Death of Significant person 6 May 1920 in Heidelberg (Max Carl Anton Fürbringer)
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  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1921 in Heidelberg (Braus, Hermann Anatomie des Menschen: ein Lehrbuch für Studierende und Ärzte)
  • Death by Disease 21 November 1924 in Würzburg (renal failure)
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Source Notes

Gauquelin Series A Vol 2 #1680

Hermann Braus (1868–1924)


  • Vocation : Education : Researcher (anatomist, embryologist, biologist, professor)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (professor of anatomy)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (anatomist, embryologist, professor)