Moleschott, Jacob

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Moleschott, Jacob Gender: M
born on 9 August 1822 at 19:00 (= 7:00 PM )
Place 's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands, 51n42, 5e19
Timezone LMT m5e19 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 16°32' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 11°10 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 04°07'

Jacob Moleschott (1892)


Dutch physiologist and writer on dietetics. He is known for his philosophical views in regards to "scientific materialism". Moleschott studied at Heidelberg and began the practice of medicine at Utrecht in 1845, but soon moved to Heidelberg where he lectured on physiology at the university, beginning in 1847. Controversial statements made by him in his lectures led to his resignation after seven years at Heidelberg. Afterwards, he was professor of physiology in Zurich (1856), in Turin (1861), and in Rome (1879).

Professor Moleschott was a popular lecturer, and his physiological researches are of value. Without asserting the impossibility of a spiritual life, he explained the origin and condition of animals by the working of physical causes. His characteristic formula were "No thought without phosphorus" and "the brain secretes thought as the liver secretes bile."

He died on 20 May 1893 in Rome.

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Source Notes

Gauquelin collection vol. 2, p.59 #2523


  • Vocation : Medical : Other Medical Vocations (physiologist)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (physiologist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (physiology and nutrition, in German and Italian)