BRÜCKE, Ernst Wilhelm (von). Berlin 6.7.1819 — Vienna 7.1.1892. German Physician and Physiologist in Austria, also interested in Phonetics. Professor in Vienna. Son of Johann Gottfried Br., a history painter, and Christine Müller (d. 1822). Studied medicine at Berlin and Heidelberg, Dr.med. 1842 Berlin. PD 1844 Berlin. Worked as Assistant in Berlin, from 1848 Professor of Physiology at Königsberg, soon (1849) the same position at Vienna. Retired 1890. Title of nobility (Ritter von) 1873, but rarely used it. Married 1848 Dorette Brünslow, two sons.
Publications: Works on medicine, physiology, etc.
– “Über die Aussprache der Aspiraten im Hindustani”, SWA 31, 1859, 219-224.
Sources: R. Ritter von Töply, A.D.B. 47, 1903, 273-275; H. Ziegenspeck, N.D.B. 2, 1955, 655; Wikipedia with photo.