Lesser, Ernst Josef

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Lesser, Ernst Josef Gender: M
born on 7 December 1879 at 12:00 (= 12:00 noon )
Place Stettin, Germany, 53n26, 14e34
Timezone LMT m14e34 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 15°01' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 22°58 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 25°17'

Ernst Josef Lesser
photo: Marianne Lesser-Knapp, license cc-by-sa-2.0


German physiologist and one of the discoverers of insulin. He was a staunch supporter of the Zionist movement. Ernst Josef Lesser was married to the painter and photographer Marianne Lesser-Knapp, the sister of Elly Heuss-Knapp, and was thus the brother-in-law of the later German Federal President Theodor Heuss.

Lesser maintained close friendships with leading figures of his time, such as Martin Buber, Chaim Weizmann, Július Šimon and Max Weber. In 1914, he travelled to Palestine for the first time to help found a university in the Holy Land.

At the end of 1927 Lesser fell ill with a pancreatic carcinoma and died on 1 March 1928.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


  • friend relationship with Weber, Max (born 21 April 1864)
  • has other family relationship with Heuss, Theodor (born 31 January 1884). Notes: Brothers-in-law
  • has other family relationship with Heuss-Knapp, Elly (born 25 January 1881). Notes: Siblings-in-law


  • Death by Disease 1 March 1928 (Pancreatic carcinoma, age 48)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth record: "mittags um zwölf uhr" (at twelve o'clock midday).


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer (Pancreatic carcinoma)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (Zionist)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Physiologist)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (One of the discoverers of insulin)