Ludwig Kotter (veterinarian)

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Ludwig Kotter (born March 21, 1920 in Augsburg , † March 24, 2012 in Munich ) was a German veterinarian. Kotter was professor for hygiene and technology of food of animal origin and from 1965 to 1967 rector of the University of Munich .


Kotter was born into a family of innkeepers and began an apprenticeship as a butcher at the age of 15 , which he completed with a journeyman's examination. During the Second World War , he was initially trained as a mountain pioneer, but ultimately served in the navy . Kotter survived the war unharmed, received his university entrance qualification in June 1946 and passed the master's examination in the butcher's trade in the same year. After studying veterinary medicine and a total of seven semesters of law, Kotter worked in animal pathology. At the University of Munich, the veterinarian took over the management of the "Institute for Hygiene and Technology of Food of Animal Origin". From September 1, 1965 to August 31, 1967, Kotter was rector of the University of Munich. From 1968 Kotter was the university's prorector . His retirement followed in 1988 .



  • Ludwig Kotter: From journeyman butcher to magnificence . Philipp CW Schmidt-Buch-Verlag 2007, ISBN 978-3-87707-704-7 .
  • Ludwig Kotter: From the right of the animal . Max Hueber Verlag, Munich 1966.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Obituary notice in the Süddeutsche Zeitung
  2. Biographical data of Ludwig Kotter at the universitaetsarchiv uni-münchen (PDF; 3.6 MB)
  3. ^ Obituary notice with biographical data
  4. Rectors of the University of Munich ( Memento of the original dated February 23, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Website of the University of Munich, accessed on April 8, 2012. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /