Maximilian Meyer Heine
1807 – 1879
Who was Maximilian Meyer Heine?
Maximilian Meyer Heine was a German doctor, who served with the Russian Army during the Russo-Turkish War war and who later became a Russian state councilor. He was the youngest brother of Heinrich Heine, the famous German romantic poet.
After studying medicine at the universities of Berlin and Munich, he graduated as a doctor in 1829, and in the same year joined the Russian army as a surgeon. During his army service, he took part in the invasion of the Balkans with General Diebitschs, and in 1832 he participated in the fight against the Polish rebellion. Returning to Russia, he lived in Saint Petersburg and became the chief surgeon appointed to a military school. After his resignation from the army, he received the title of a State Counsellor. Together with his colleagues Thielmann and Krebel, he founded the Medical newspaper of Russia, a journal which he edited from 1844 to 1859. He died in Berlin in 1879.
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