Gustav Fechner Biography, Life, Interesting Facts


Gustav Fechner

Birthday :

April 19, 1801

Died On :

November 18, 1887

Also Known For :

Physicist, Scientist

Birth Place :

Gross Särchen, Lubusz, Poland

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German physicist and philosopher Gustav Fechner was born on the 19 April 1801 at Gross-Sarchen where his father was a church minister.


Gustav Theodor Fechner received his education at Sorau in Poland and then studied medicine in Dresden (1917), before obtaining a degree in medicine in 1822, from the University of Leipzig. In 1835, he was awarded a Ph.D. As a student, he was influenced by E. H. Weber on physiology and Lorenz Oken on natural philosophy


After a successful academic career at the University of Leipzig, Gustav Fechner resigned due to health issues. He then began his studies into the connection between the mind and body. He lectured on the subject and also wrote several books and papers which contributed towards the understanding of psychophysics.


Gustav Fechner was the founder of psychophysics as well as experimental aesthetics


He published a large number of books and papers on chemistry and physics.

Personal Life

Gustav Fechner died at Leipzig, Germany on the 8th of November 1887.

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