Alexander Friedrich von Hueck

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Alexander Friedrich von Hueck (1802–1842) was a Baltic-German professor of anatomy at the University of Tartu, and a notable estophile.

Life and work[edit]

von Hueck was born in Tallinn, present-day Estonia. He studied medicine at the University of Tartu in 1821-1825, and later also in Berlin and Heidelberg. In 1830, he was made professor of anatomy at the University of Tartu. In 1838, he conducted a scientific travel through Livonia with the aim of studying pre-historical animals. He died in Tartu in 1842.[1]

Among his contributions to his scientific field, were observational studies within eye movement.[2]

He was one of the founding members of the estophile Learned Estonian Society in Tartu.[3]


  1. ^ "Hueck, Alexander Friedrich v.". Baltisches Biographisches Lexikon digital (in German). Baltischen Historischen Kommission. Retrieved 13 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Wade, Nicholas J (2010). "Pioneers of eye movement research". Iperception. Pion Ltd. 1 (2): 33–68. doi:10.1068/i0389. PMC 3563053Freely accessible. PMID 23396982. 
  3. ^ Miljan, Toivo (2004). Historical Dictionary of Estonia. Scarecrow Press. p. 221. ISBN 0810865718. Retrieved 12 July 2013.