German anthropologistDied when: 52 years 301 days (633 months)
Star Sign: Pisces
Dr.Hermann Klaatsch (10 March 1863 – 5 January 1916) was a German physician, anatomist, physical anthropologist, evolutionist, and professor at the University of Heidelberg (from 1890) and at the University of Breslau (Wrocław) until 1916.
Klaatsch was a Professor of Anatomy and studied evolutionary theory, being mentioned in some fingerprint books for his early studies on friction skin development.
He researched the volar pads associated with the epidermal patterns, grouping the volar pads of humans and primates together.Subsequent to Arthur Kollmann, Klaatsch also gave names to the various volar pads in 1888.
Klaatsch was one of the most important researchers in the field of physical anthropology from the late 1890s to the time of his death.
He made many discoveries and advocated separating anthropology from religion.