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Freud, Sigmund
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(May 6, 1856, Příbor [Ger. Freiberg], Moravia – Sep 23, 1939, London), lived from 1860 until his emigration in 1938 in Vienna; the son of Jewish parents, with an orthodox upbringing, the themes of his life were strongly stamped by tensions with his patriarchal father. Freud began as a neurologist (student of Jean Martin Charcot [1825–1893] in Paris, colleague of Josef Breuer [1842–1925] in Vienna), discovered the subconsciousness (Depth psychology) as the basis of disturbances in the psyche, and attempted to resolve the disturbances by discussing t…

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Fraas, Hans-Jürgen, “Freud, Sigmund”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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