Muckermann, Hermann

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Muckermann, Hermann Gender: M
born on 30 August 1877 at 03:00 (= 03:00 AM )
Place Bückeburg, Germany, 52n16, 9e02
Timezone LMT m9e02 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 06°47' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 15°15 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 13°45'


German biologist, racial hygienist/ eugenicist and Jesuit.

In 1896 he joined the Jesuits and studied theology, biology and philology until 1906, in various places including the United States at the College of the Sacred Heart, Wisconsin.

After the First World War, Muckermann was secretary of the Order of Malta in France and in the East, and he concentrated on journalistic activities. In 1926 he resigned from the Jesuit Order after clashes, but remained a Catholic clergyman.

Muckermann was a member of Alfred Ploetz's "Deutschen Gesellschaft für Rassenhygiene" and propagated eugenics as a "family-friendly science". In his opinion, "hereditary disease" must be "asylated" (isolated) in institutions. In 1930 he was the co-founder of the magazine Eugenik.

From 1927 to 1933 he was head of department at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Anthropology in Berlin.

On 2 July 1932, Muckermann presented his draft for an eugenics law at the meeting of the Prussian Provincial Health Council on the theme "eugenics in the service of national well-being". This meeting marked the end of the Weimar eugenics debate and initiated a legislative process, which concluded on 14 July 1933 in the "Act for the Prevention of Diseased Offspring".

After the Second World War Muckermann took over the construction of the new Berlin Institute for Anthropology in 1947, which he directed until his death. From 1949 to 1954 he worked as a professor for anthropology and social ethics at the Technical University and was a scientific member of the Max Planck Society.

He died on 27 October 1962 in Berlin, aged 85.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Gauquelin.


  • Personal : Religion/Spirituality : Western (Jesuit)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 85)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology