Sigmund Freud

Freud in 1921, Christie’s, by Max Halberstadt

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. Among his grandchildren are painter Lucian Freud and politician Clement Freud.

Sigmund’s paternal grandfather was Rabbi Schlomo Freud (the son of Rabbi Ephraim Freud and Deborah). Rabbi Schlomo was born in Buchach Galicia, Ukraine. Rabbi Ephraim was the son of Joseph Freud and Ester.

Sigmund’s paternal grandmother was named Pessel Peppi Hoffmann/Hofmann (the daughter of Abraham Siskind Hoffmann).

Sigmund’s maternal grandfather was named Johann Jacob Nathansohn (the son of Hermann/Herz Nathansohn). Johann was born in Brody, L’vivs’ka oblast, Ukraine. Hermann was the son of R’ Joshua/Yehoshua HaLevi Nathanson and Rachel Berenstein.

Sigmund’s maternal grandmother was named Sara Wilenz/Widens. Sara was born in Brody, L’vivs’ka oblast, Ukraine.

Sources: Genealogies of Sigmund Freud –


Finnish-Italian guy,

3 Responses

  1. andrew says:

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

  2. andrew says:

    Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

    Some of his ancestors were born in Poland.

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