Siegrist, August

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Siegrist, August Gender: M
born on 20 May 1865 at 16:30 (= 4:30 PM )
Place Basel, Switzerland, 47n33, 7e35
Timezone LST m7e26 (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 29°35' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 01°17 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 26°30'


Swiss ophthalmologist remembered for describing Siegrist streaks. He trained at Basel, Zurich, Lausanne, Vienna and Bern, where he received his M.D. in 1892. He studied further in Bern under Emil Theodor Kocher and in Vienna under Ernst Fuchs. He was habilitated in ophthalmology at Basel in 1900, and in 1903 succeeded Ernst Pflüger as professor of ophthalmology and director of the eye clinic at the University of Bern. He maintained these positions at Bern up until 1935. He worked on the correction of keratoconus including the use of early contact lenses. He died on 13 December 1947.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #2168 [1].


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 82)
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician (Ophthalmologist)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Siegrist streaks")