Franz Mesmer, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Franz Mesmer

German physician

Date of Birth: 23-May-1734

Place of Birth: Iznang, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Date of Death: 05-Mar-1815

Profession: astronomer, physician, magnetizer

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Franz Mesmer

  • Franz Friedrich Anton Mesmer (; German: ['m?sm?]; 23 May 1734 – 5 March 1815) was a German doctor with an interest in astronomy.
  • He theorised the existence of a natural energy transference occurring between all animated and inanimate objects; this he called "animal magnetism", sometimes later referred to as mesmerism.
  • (In modern times New Age spiritualists have revived a similar idea.) Mesmer's theory attracted a wide following between about 1780 and 1850, and continued to have some influence until the end of the 19th century.
  • In 1843 the Scottish doctor James Braid proposed the term "hypnosis" for a technique derived from animal magnetism; today the word "mesmerism" generally functions as a synonym of "hypnosis".

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