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Emil Kraepelin
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Born (1856-02-15)15 February 1856
Neustrelitz, Grand Duchy of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, German Confederation
Died 7 October 1926(1926-10-07) (aged 70)
Nationality German
Alma mater Leipzig University
University of Würzburg
(MBBS, 1878)
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
(Dr. hab. med., 1882)
Known for Classification of mental disorders,
Kraepelinian dichotomy
Spouse(s) Ina Marie Marie Wilhelmine Schwabe
Children 2 sons, 6 daughters
Scientific career
Fields Psychiatry
Institutions University of Dorpat
University of Heidelberg
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Thesis The Place of Psychology in Psychiatry (1882)
Influences Wilhelm Wundt
Bernhard von Gudden
Karl Ludwig Kahlbaum
Influenced Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders
International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems
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Emil Wilhelm Georg Magnus Kraepelin ( 15 February 1856 – 7 October 1926) was a German psychiatrist. He is the founder of modern scientific psychiatry, psychopharmacology and psychiatric genetics.

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