Korff, Karl von

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Korff, Karl von Gender: M
Karl Christoph Julius Viktor von Korff
born on 6 October 1867 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Grohnde, Germany, 52n01, 9e25
Timezone LMT m9e25 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 13°04' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 24°26 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 18°52'


German anatomist and histologist who described what would later become known as "Korff fibers", defined as fibers that pass between odontoblasts at the periphery of the dental pulp and fan out into the dentin.

From 1890 to 1895 he studied medicine at the universities of Freiburg, Berlin and Kiel, receiving his doctorate at Kiel in 1895 with the dissertation Beitrag zur Lehre vom Ulcus corneae serpens. In 1896/97 he served as a ship's physician for a Hamburg shipping company travelling to China and Japan, and afterwards worked as an assistant to Walther Flemming at the anatomical institute in Kiel. In 1902 he obtained his habilitation for anatomy, and in 1913 was named an associate professor at the University of Tübingen.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin. Birth place of Hajen is near Gröhnde.


  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Anatomist and histologist)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Korff fibers")