Rudolf Virchow

Rudolph Carl Virchow was a German doctor, anthropologist and pathologist , mostly known for his research of cellular pathology.

Early life

Rudolf Virchow was born on October 13th, 1821 in a farming family in town of Schivelbein, province of Pomerania, Kingdom of Prussia. However little is known about his family and his early years.


Virchow attended Prussian Military Academy from 1839 to 1843, where he studied chemistry. Upon graduation he went to serve assistant at the Charité Hospital where he learned the science of microscopy.


Rudolf Virchow is best known for his cellular theory and related research. Virchow payed a lot of attention to clinical observation, animal experimentation a