Stieve, Hermann

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Stieve, Hermann Gender: M
Hermann Philipp Rudolf Stieve
born on 22 May 1886 at 01:30 (= 01:30 AM )
Place Munich, Germany, 48n08, 11e34
Timezone LMT m11e34 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Gauquelin
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 00°49' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 17°29 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 13°28'

Hermann Stieve


German physician, anatomist and histologist, who provided scientific evidence that the rhythm method was not effective in preventing pregnancy.

Following his medical studies, he served in the German Army during First World War and became interested in the effect of stress and other environmental factors on the female reproductive system, the subject of his later research. In 1921 he became the youngest doctor to chair the medical department of a German university. He taught medicine at the University of Berlin, and was Director of the Berlin Institute of Anatomy at the Charité teaching hospital in the later years of his life.

Much of Stieve's research was conducted during the 1930s, after the Nazi Party had come to power in Germany. He did not join the party himself, but as an ardent German nationalist supported Adolf Hitler in the hope of restoring national pride. The Nazis imprisoned and executed many of their political opponents, and their corpses became Stieve's primary research material, with his full awareness of their origin. While much of his work is still considered valuable, it is considered tainted by his effective collaboration with the Nazi regime's political repression, especially in light of its later genocides.

He died from a stroke on 5 September 1952, aged 66, in Berlin.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Archives Gauquelin: Scientists & Medical Doctors (Hommes De Science) A, vol. 2, #2193 [1].


  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Science : Biology (Anatomist and histologist)