SCHMIDT, Emil Ludwig. Obereichstätt 7.4.1837 — Jena 22.10.1906. German Ethnologist. Son of engineer Johann Georg Schmidt and Katharina Mariane Jakobine Metzler. From 1857 studied medicine at Jena, Leipzig and Bonn. M.D. 1861 Berlin. Worked as physician in Essen. Interested in anthropology he visited North America and Egypt. PD 1885 Leipzig, from 1890 ao. Professor of Ethnology there. In 1889-90 research in Ceylon and South India. Married 1890 Cäcilie Eleonore Charlotte Overbeck, one son. He collected more than 1000 skulls, which he donated to Leipzig University.
Publications: Reise nach Südindien. Lp.1894 (popular book).
– Ceylon. B. 1897.
– Also wrote on North American anthropology.
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