Thure von Uexküll

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Thure von Uexküll in 1915 with his father

Karl Kuno Thure Freiherr [1] von Uexküll (March 15, 1908, Heidelberg – September 29, 2004, Freiburg) was a German scholar of psychosomatic medicine and biosemiotics. He developed the approach of his father, Jakob von Uexküll, in the study of living systems and applied it in medicine.


His mother was Gudrun Baroness von Uexküll (Gräfin von Schwerin).


Director of the Medical Outpatient Department at the University of Giessen
Director of the Department of Internal Medicine and Psychosomatics at the University of Ulm


Honorary Doctor of the University of Tartu (1994)


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  1. Regarding personal names: Freiherr is a former title (translated as Baron ). In Germany since 1919, it forms part of family names. The feminine forms are Freifrau and Freiin.