Born: Oct 13, 1821 AD
Died: 1902 AD, at 80 years of age.
1821 - Born in October 13th in Schivelbein, Pomeranian, Prussia. Rudolf Ludwig Karl Virchow was among the greatest minds in medicine in the 19th century.
1843 - Virchow went on to study at the University of Berlin where he became a medical doctor.
1849 - He was employed as an intern at Charite Hospital in Berlin but was suspended on March 31st due to his liberal view of the German government.
1850 - Married Rose Mayer and throughout their marriage they became parents of 6 children, three sons and three daughters
1856 - Appointed as Chair of the Pathological Anatomy Department at the University of Berlin and the new Pathology Institute opened there as well.
1869 - Founder of the German Anthropological Society, and the Berlin Society for Anthropology, Ethnology and Prehistory.
1873 - Coined term "Kulturkampf" in speech in Prussian Diet.
1874 - Introduced the standardized technique to perform autopsies.
1902 - Died on September 5th in Berlin.
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