Kurt Benirschke, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Kurt Benirschke


Date of Birth: 26-May-1924

Place of Birth: Glückstadt, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany

Date of Death: 11-Sep-2018

Profession: zoologist, geneticist, pathologist

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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About Kurt Benirschke

  • Kurt Benirschke (May 26, 1924 – September 10, 2018) was a German-American pathologist, geneticist and expert on the placenta and reproduction in humans and myriad mammalian species.
  • At the San Diego Zoo, he created the world's first frozen zoo for the cryopreservation of genetic material from endangered species.

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