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Franz Friedrich Anton Mesmer (1734 - 1815)

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Franz Friedrich Anton Mesmer
Born in Iznang, Bishopric of Constance, Holy Roman Empiremap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
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[spouse(s) unknown]
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Died in Meersburg, Grand Duchy of Badenmap
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Franz Anton Mesmer 23 May 1734 – 5 March 1815) was a German doctor with an interest in astronomy. He theorised the existence of a natural energy transference occurring between all animated and inanimate objects; this he called "animal magnetism", sometimes later referred to as mesmerism. Mesmer's theory attracted a wide following between about 1780 and 1850, and continued to have some influence until the end of the 19th century.

Mesmer was born in the village of Iznang, on the shore of Lake Constance in Swabia, Germany, a son of master forester Anton Mesmer (1701—after 1747) and his wife, Maria/Ursula (née Michel; 1701—1770).

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