Levinthal, Walter

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Levinthal, Walter Gender: M
Walter Michel Levinthal
born on 12 April 1886 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Berlin, Germany, 52n29, 13e21
Timezone LMT m13e21 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 22°30' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 00°55 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 22°19'


German-born bacteriologist, working in Britain in the 20th century, who gave his name to Levinthal’s Agar. He is known for his work on Psittacosis and the influenza virus.

In 1930 he received the Paul Ehrlich Prize for his work in microbiology and the discovery of Levinthal-Coles-Lillie bodies. In 1933 he was dismissed from the Robert Koch Institute due to his left-wing views. On 15 March he was arrested by the Nazis. Released he decided to flee the country and went to Britain. He died in Edinburgh on 17 November 1963, aged 77.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Prize 1930 (Paul Ehrlich Prize)

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Berlin archives.


  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Bacteriologist)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Paul Ehrlich Prize)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Levinthal-Coles-Lillie bodies")
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Levinthal’s Agar")