Franz Anton Mesmer

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Franz Anton Mesmer

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Birthplace: Moos, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Death: Died in Meersburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Place of Burial: Meersburger Friedhof, Baden-wrttemberg, Germany
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Son of Anton Mesmer and Maria / Ursula Mesmer
Husband of Maria Anna von Posch

Occupation: Physician
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About Franz Anton Mesmer

Franz Anton Mesmer (May 23, 1734 – March 5, 1815) was a German physician with an interest in astronomy, who theorised that there was a natural energetic transference that occurred between all animated and inanimate objects that he called animal magnetism, sometimes later referred to as mesmerism. The theory attracted a wide following between about 1780 and 1850, and continued to have some influence until the end of the century. In 1843 the Scottish physician James Braid proposed the term hypnosis for a technique derived from animal magnetism; today this is the usual meaning of mesmerism.

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1734
May 23, 1734
Moos, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
1768
January 16, 1768
Age 33
1815
March 5, 1815
Age 80
Meersburg, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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Meersburger Friedhof, Baden-wrttemberg, Germany