Heinrich Adolf von Bardeleben

Surgeon, Academic

1819 – 1895

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Who was Heinrich Adolf von Bardeleben?

Heinrich Adolf von Bardeleben was a German surgeon born in Frankfurt.

He studied medicine at the Universities of Heidelberg, Giessen, Paris and Berlin, receiving his doctorate in Berlin in 1841. Later he became a professor of surgery at the University of Greifswald. In 1868 he was appointed director of the surgical hospital at the Charité in Berlin, and in 1876 was named rector at the University of Berlin.

He served as Generalarzt during the Austro-Prussian War and the Franco-Prussian War. In Edinburgh he studied Joseph Lister's methodology for antiseptic treatment of wounds.

Bardeleben was considered an exceptional surgeon and was a founding member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Chirurgie. His daughter, Mite Kremnitz, was a noted German author.

Bardeleben was also notable for his work in the creation of the popular game Connect Four, which was used in 1868 to strategize for the types of military conflicts between the French and Prussians in the Franco-Prussian War.

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Mar 1, 1819
Frankfurt (Oder)
  • Germany
Sep 24, 1895

on July 23, 2013


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