Sigmund Freud

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Sigmund Freud

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born
in Freiberg in Mähren, Moravia, Austrian Empire, Czech Republic
May 06, 1856

died
September 23, 1939

gender
male

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influences


About this author

Freud was an Austrian neurologist and the founder of psychoanalysis, who created an entirely new approach to the understanding of the human personality. He is regarded as one of the most influential - and controversial - minds of the 20th century.

Sigismund (later changed to Sigmund) Freud was born on 6 May 1856 in Freiberg, Moravia (now Pribor in the Czech Republic). His father was a merchant. The family moved to Leipzig and then settled in Vienna, where Freud was educated. Freud's family were Jewish but he was himself non-practising.

In 1873, Freud began to study medicine at the University of Vienna. After graduating, he worked at the Vienna General Hospital. He collaborated with Josef Breuer in treating hysteria by the recall of painful ex
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“One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.”
Sigmund Freud

“Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.”
Sigmund Freud

“We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love.”
Sigmund Freud