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Prof. Dr. Gustav Kafka

Also Known As: "Gustav Chladek Kafka", "Gustav Kafka-Engel"
Birthplace: Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Death: February 12, 1953 (69)
Veitshöchheim, Lower Franconia, BY, Germany
Immediate Family:

Son of Gustav Abraham Beer Kafka and Barbara Chladek
Husband of Stephanie Amalia Anna Kafka and Pauline Mathilde Kafka
Father of Gustav Eduard Kafka; Stefan Georg Kafka and Therese Pohl

Occupation: philosopher, psychologist, university professor
Managed by: Wolf-Erich Eckstein
Last Updated:

About Prof. Dr. Gustav Kafka

Gustav Kafka (July 23, 1883, Vienna – February 12, 1953, Veitshöchheim bei Würzburg) was an Austrian philosopher, psychologist. One of Kafka's most outstanding contributions to the realms of psychology have been his critique of fundamentals and methods, such as his criticism of behaviorism, and other articles in which he revealed new points of view based on concrete investigation.[1]

His son Gustav Eduard Kafka [de] (February 4, 1907, München – January 17, 1974, Graz) was a sociologist and jurist. Professorship (German):

Baptism: (08., Alservorstadtkrankenhaus Taufbuch, 01-127, p. 76, f. 70)

Strictly speaking an illegitimate child (biological mother might have acted as a surrogate), born as "Gustav Chladek Kafka", in 1884 changed into "Gustav Kafka-Engel", and in 1916 changed to "Gustav Kafka".

Marriage to Stefanie: (Wien/Niederösterreich (Osten): Rk. Erzdiözese Wien 04., Wieden Trauungsbuch | 02-26, f. 37)

Marriage to Pauline: (Stadtarchiv der Landeshauptstadt Dresden; Dresden, Deutschland; Eheaufgebote/Eheregister 1876-1922)

Viennese residence registrations:


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Prof. Dr. Gustav Kafka's Timeline

July 23, 1883
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
Vienna, Vienna, Austria
February 4, 1907
Munich, Germany
May 10, 1908
Munich, Upper Bavaria, Bavaria, Germany
September 27, 1926
February 12, 1953
Age 69
Veitshöchheim, Lower Franconia, BY, Germany