Spee, Ferdinand von

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Spee, Ferdinand von Gender: M
born on 5 April 1855 at 16:30 (= 4:30 PM )
Place Medebach, Germany, 51n12, 8e42
Timezone LMT m8e42 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 15°18' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 21°40 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 23°33'


German anatomist after whom is named the 'Curve of Spee' (called also 'von Spee's curve' or 'Spee's curvature'), defined as the curvature of the mandibular occlusal plane beginning at the tip of the lower incisors and following the buccal cusps of the posterior teeth, continuing to the terminal molar. Spee was first to describe the anatomic relations of human teeth in the sagittal plane.

He the son of Rudolf Graf von Spee and Fernanda, nee Tutein. He studied medicine and humanities in Bonn and Kiel from 1879 to 1882. He died on 14 March 1937 in Kiel, aged 81.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #2177 [1]. Birth place of Glindfeld is near Medebach.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Anatomist)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator ("Curve of Spee")