Karl Gustav Jung

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Karl Gustav Jung

Karl Gustav Jung (born September 7, 1795 in Mannheim , † June 12, 1864 in Basel ) was a German - Swiss physician.


Grave of Karl Gustav Jung on the Wolfgottesacker in Basel

Karl Gustav Jung, son of a doctor, studied medicine in 1816 in Heidelberg to the Dr. med. PhD . He joined the Teutonia fraternity in 1815 and took part in the Wartburg Festival in 1817 . Jung received further training in surgery and ophthalmology in Berlin . After being exposed to political reprisals there, he stayed in Paris from 1821 and emigrated to Basel in 1822. There he was initially a full professor of surgery, anatomy and the art of delivery and from 1855 to 1864 of internal medicine at the University of Basel . In 1824 he founded the university's anatomical collection . In the same year he was naturalized in Basel.

From 1850 to 1856 he was the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge Alpina .

In 1876 Ferdinand Schlöth commissioned a monument bust by Karl Gustav Jung for the auditorium of the museum on Augustinergasse , which has been in the Basel sculpture hall since 2008 .

Karl Gustav Jung was the father of the architect Ernst Georg Jung and the grandfather of the psychiatrist C. G. Jung .


  • Helge Dvorak: Biographical Lexicon of the German Burschenschaft. Volume I: Politicians. Volume 3: I-L. Winter, Heidelberg 1999, ISBN 3-8253-0865-0 , pp. 36-37.

Web links

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Gustav Steiner : Doctors and surgeons. Surgical guild and medical faculty in Basel. In: Basler Jahrbuch 1954, pp. 179–209; here: p. 209.
  2. ^ Huldrych MF Koelbing : Jung, Karl Gustav. In: Historical Lexicon of Switzerland .
  3. Famous and well-known Freemasons. Swiss Grand Lodge Alpina, accessed on August 31, 2014 .
  4. Stefan Hess , Tomas Lochman (ed.): Classical beauty and patriotic heroism. The Basel sculptor Ferdinand Schlöth (1818–1891). Verlag der Skulpturhalle Basel, Basel 2004, ISBN 3-905057-20-4 , p. 172 f.