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August Weismann

AKA Friedrich Leopold August Weismann

Born: 17-Jan-1834
Birthplace: Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Died: 5-Nov-1914
Location of death: Freiburg, Germany
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Biologist

Nationality: Germany
Executive summary: Theory of Germ Plasm

Father: Johann Konrad Weismann (b. 1804, d. 1880)
Mother: Elise Lübbren (b. 1803, d. 1850)
Wife: Marie Dorothea Gruber (m. 1867, four daughters, one son)
Son: Julius Weismann (b. 1879)

    Medical School: University of Göttingen (1852-56)
    Scholar: University of Giessen
    Professor: University of Freiburg (1863-1912)

    Darwin Medal 1908

Author of books:
Studies in the Theory of Descent (1882, biology, 2 vols.)
Essays upon Heredity and Kindred Biological Problems (1889, biology)
The Germ-Plasm: A Theory of Heredity (1893, biology)
The Evolution Theory (1904, biology)

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