“Three things tell a man: his eyes, his friends and his favorite quotes.”
Richard Von Krafft-Ebing
Date of Birth:
August 14, 1840
Date of Death:
December 22, 1902
Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing was an Austro-German sexologist and psychiatrist. He wrote Psychopathia Sexualis , a famous series of cases studies of sexual perversity. The book remains well-known for his coinage of the term masochism using the name of a contemporary writer, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, whose partially autobiographical novel Venus in Furs tells of the protagonist's desire to be whipped and enslaved by a beautiful woman.
Baron von Krafft-Ebing was born in Mannheim, Baden, Germany, educated in Prague, Austria-Hungary , and studied medicine at the University of Heidelberg.