Sigmund Freud

by andrew on February 8, 2017

Birth Name: Sigismund Schlomo Freud

Date of Birth: 6 May, 1856

Place of Birth: Freiberg in Mähren, Moravia, Austrian Empire (now Příbor, Czech Republic)

Date of Death: 23 September, 1939

Place of Death: Hampstead, London, U.K.

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Sigmund Freud was an Austrian neurologist. He founded psychoanalysis, a clinical method for treating psychopathology, through dialogue between a patient and a psychoanalyst.

Sigmund was the son of Amelie Malka (Nathansohn) and Jacob Kalman Freud. His family was Jewish. His father was born in Tismenitzu, Ukraine, Galicia. His mother was born in Brody, Brodivs’kyi district, Lviv Oblast, Ukraine. He was married to Martha Bernays, who was also from a Jewish family. The couple had six children. He is a grandfather of painter Lucian Freud and politician Clement Freud.

Sigmund’s paternal grandparents were Rabbi Schlomo Freud (the son of Rabbi Ephraim Freud and Deborah) and Pessel Peppi Hoffmann/Hofmann (the daughter of Abraham Siskind Hoffmann). Rabbi Schlomo was born in Buchach Galicia, Ukraine. Rabbi Ephraim was the son of Joseph Freud and Ester.

Sigmund’s maternal grandparents were Johann Jacob Nathansohn (the son of Hermann/Herz Nathansohn) and Sara Wilenz/Widens. Hermann was the son of R’ Joshua/Yehoshua HaLevi Nathanson and Rachel Berenstein.

Sources: Genealogies of Sigmund Freud –

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andrew August 19, 2017 at 5:34 pm
andrew February 27, 2017 at 3:50 pm

he is the grandfather of painter Lucian Freud and politician Clement Freud.

andrew February 8, 2017 at 3:37 pm

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Some of his ancestors were born in Poland.

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