|Birthname||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)|
|Astrology data||22°30' 00°55 Asc. 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.
- Work : Prize 1930 (Paul Ehrlich Prize)
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")