Schwarzschild, Karl

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Schwarzschild, Karl Gender: M
Karl Siegmund Schwarzschild
born on 9 October 1873 at 18:00 (= 6:00 PM )
Place Frankfurt am Main, Germany, 50n07, 8e40
Timezone LMT m8e40 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 16°29' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 03°47 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 08°41'

Karl Schwarzschild


German physicist and astronomer who provided the first exact solution to the Einstein field equations of general relativity, for the limited case of a single spherical non-rotating mass, which he accomplished in 1915, the same year that Einstein first introduced general relativity. The Schwarzschild solution, which makes use of Schwarzschild coordinates and the Schwarzschild metric, leads to a derivation of the Schwarzschild radius, which is the size of the event horizon of a non-rotating black hole.

Schwarzschild accomplished this while serving in the German army during World War I. He died the following year, on 11 May 1916, aged 42, in Potsdam, from the autoimmune disease pemphigus, which he developed while at the Russian front. Various forms of the disease particularly affect people of Ashkenazi Jewish origin.

He was the father of astrophysicist Martin Schwarzschild.

Asteroid 837 Schwarzschilda is named in his honour, as is the large crater Schwarzschild, on the far side of the moon.

Link to Wikipedia biography



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hesse Archives.


  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Autoimmune other (Pemphigus)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids - Noted
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Army)
  • Vocation : Science : Astronomy
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Schwarzschild solution")