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Anna Freud

Birthplace: Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Death: Died in London, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sigmund Freud and Martha Bernays
Sister of Mathilde Freud; Jean-Martin Freud; Oliver Freud; Ernst Ludwig Freud and Sophie Freud

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About Anna Freud

Anna Freud (3 December 1895 – 9 October 1982) was the sixth and last child of Sigmund Freud and Martha Bernays. Born in Vienna, she followed the path of her father and contributed to the newly born field of psychoanalysis.

Alongside Melanie Klein, she may be considered the founder of psychoanalytic child psychology: as her father put it, child analysis 'had received a powerful impetus through "the work of Frau Melanie Klein and of my daughter, Anna Freud"'. Compared to her father, her work emphasized the importance of the ego and its ability to be trained socially. . . . Continued

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Anna Freud's Timeline

December 3, 1895
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
October 9, 1982
Age 86
London, United Kingdom