Friedrich, Walter

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Friedrich, Walter Gender: M
Walther Otto Ernst Friedrich
born on 25 December 1883 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Magdeburg, Germany, 52n07, 11e38
Timezone LMT m11e38 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 03°20' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 17°36 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 02°57'

Walter Friedrich (1962)
photo: Aschneder, license cc-by-sa-3.0-de


German scientist considered a co-founder of biophysics, the focus of his research was radiation therapy for cancer. He worked as a professor and rector at the University of Berlin, as well as a director of a research institute and as president of the German Academy of Sciences in Berlin, which later became the GDR's Academy of Sciences.

Friedrich was married twice, both wives died of cancer. He did not father children out of concern for possible damage caused by his work in the field of radiation research. He had an adopted child. Walter Friedrich died on 16 October 1968 in Berlin at age 84.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)



  • Work : Great Achievement 1911 (PhD)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry (no. 153) from Magdeburg archives. His birth place of Salbke is today a district of the city of Magdeburg.


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (One adopted)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 84)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Biophysicist)