|Birthname||Ernst August Ferdinand Gennat|
|born on||1 January 1880 at 15:00 (= 3:00 PM )|
|Place||Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21|
|Timezone||LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||10°36' 25°12 Asc. 00°01'|
German director of the Berlin criminal police, who worked under three political systems in his 30 year career as one of the most gifted and successful criminologists in Germany. Among other things, he worked on the cases of Fritz Haarmann and Peter Kürten.
Gennat reorganized much of the structure of how to investigate homicide. He developed most of the scheme that we know as profiling today. His work is documented in articles for the public like the 1930 publication "Die Düsseldorfer Sexualverbrechen" about Peter Kürten where he was the first to coin the term "Serienmörder" (serial killer).
Ernst Gennat inspired the fictional character inspector Karl Lohmann who appeared first in Fritz Lang's M (1931) and The Testament of Dr. Mabuse (1932).
Gennat died on 21 August 1939, aged 59, in Berlin.
- opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Götze, Max (born 3 January 1891)
- opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Götze, Walter (born 14 November 1902)
- compare to chart of Haarmann, Fritz (born 25 October 1879)
- compare to chart of Kürten, Peter (born 26 May 1883)
Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.
- Vocation : Law : Police (Director)
- Vocation : Law : Other Law (Criminologist)
- Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Coined the term "Serienmörder"/ "serial killer")