Walther Flemming

Walther Flemming (1843 - 1905)

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Walther Flemming
Born in Sachsenberg, Mecklenberg, Germanymap
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Died in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germanymap
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  • Founder of cytogenetics[1]
  • s/o Carl Friedrich Flemming (psychiatrist) & Auguste Winter[1]
  • discovered chromatin and associated them with chromosomes in cell nucleii
  • coined "mitosis" for cell division
  • known for his philanthropy- feeding homeless and donating to homeless shelters, teaching math and science to children too poor to go to school


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia: Walther Flemming, accessed 15 Oct 2018.

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