Marfan, Antoine

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Marfan, Antoine Gender: M
Antoine Bernard-Jean Marfan
born on 23 June 1858 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Castelnaudary, France, 43n19, 1e57
Timezone LMT m1e57 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 01°15' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 25°05 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 21°21'

Antoine Marfan


French pediatrician who in 1896 described a hereditary disorder of connective tissue that was to become known as Marfan syndrome, the term first being used by Henricus Jacobus Marie Weve (1888–1962) of Utrecht in 1931. Today, it is thought that Marfan's patient (a five-year-old girl named Gabrielle) was affected by a condition known as congenital contractural arachnodactyly, and not Marfan's syndrome. Loeys–Dietz syndrome is a connective tissue disease that has features similar to those of Marfan syndrome.

Further eponymous medical conditions named after Antoine Marfan include Dennie–Marfan syndrome, Marfan's hypermobility syndrome, Marfan's law, Marfan's sign, Marfan's symptom, and Marfan–Madelung syndrome.

He died on 11 February 1942, aged 83, in Paris.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Pediatrician)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Marfan syndrome," etc.)