Langhans, Theodor

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Langhans, Theodor Gender: M
born on 28 September 1839 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Usingen, Germany, 50n20, 8e32
Timezone LMT m8e32 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 04°41' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 16°37 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 21°17'


German pathologist.

He studied medicine at the University of Heidelberg, and at the University of Göttingen under Friedrich Gustav Jakob Henle (1809–1885), at Berlin under Rudolf Virchow (1821–1902) and in Würzburg, where he became an assistant toFriedrich Daniel von Recklinghausen (1833–1910). In 1867 he became a lecturer at the University of Marburg, and in 1872 became a full professor of pathology at the University of Giessen, where he succeeded Ludwig Franz Alexander Winther (1812–1871).

From 1872 until 1912, Langhans was a professor of pathological anatomy at the University of Bern, where one of his assistants was surgeon Fritz de Quervain (1868–1940).

Langhans is remembered for his discovery of multi-nucleated giant cells that are found in granulomatous conditions, and are now referred to as Langhans giant cells.

He died 22 October 1915.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Gauquelin vol 2


  • Vocation : Medical : Other Medical Vocations (pathologist)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Langhans giant cells)