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Happy Birthday Sigmund Freud

Updated: May 6, 2021

Sigmund Freud holding a cigar
Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud was born #onthisday in 1856.

Freud (1856-1939) was an Austrian neurologist, physiologist and the developer of psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic theory.

Freud is one of the most influential thinkers of 20th century and although he was nominated twelve times for a Nobel Prize in Medicine, and once for literature, he was never the ultimate winner.

Nonetheless, Freud was awarded the Goethe Prize in literature in 1930.

Some of his well-known works were The Interpretation of Dreams, Leonardo da Vinci, A Memory of His Childhood, The Ego and the Id and An Outline of Psycho-Analysis.

Freud lived in this house from 1938 to 1939.

During this time, he was visited by many other significant authors including H.G. Wells, and Leonard and Virginia Woolf.

Since July 1986, the house serves as a museum. Also a blue plaque can be seen at this location.

📍20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SD

The nearest station is Finchley Road Train Station. 🚆

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