Gustav Victor Rudolf Born

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Gustav Victor Rudolf Born FRCP, HonFRCS, FRS (29 July 1921 – 16 April 2018)[1] was Emeritus Professor of Pharmacology at King's College London and Research Professor at the William Harvey Research Institute, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry.

He was born in Germany, the son of Hedwig Ehrenberg and the scientist Max Born. His family left Germany, as his father and maternal grandfather were Jewish. He was educated at the Oberrealschule, Göttingen. After moving to the UK with his father, he attended The Perse School, Cambridge, Edinburgh Academy and the University of Edinburgh.


From 1973 to 1978 he was Sheild Professor of Pharmacology at Cambridge. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1972, and of the Royal College of Physicians in 1976. He was Professor of Pharmacology at King's College London, 1978–86, and became Research Professor at the William Harvey Institute in 1989.


He married Ann Plowden-Wardlaw, a medical doctor and Kleinian psychoanalyst. In 1962, he married Dr Faith Maurice-Williams.[clarification needed] His daughter is Georgina Born, Professor of Sociology, Anthropology and Music at the University of Cambridge, and his niece is the actress and singer Olivia Newton-John.


In 2006 he co-authored a book with Lorie Karnath "Wohin geht die Sonne, wenn ich schlafe" Nymphenburger Verlag, Munich.[citation needed]


He was a member of the advisory committee to the Anti-Concorde Project.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

  • Gustav V. R. Born (2002). The Born Family in Göttingen and Beyond. Termessos Verlag. ISBN 978-3-938016-05-3. Retrieved 2008-02-12.

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