Biologist, doctor and inventor known for being the first one to create an effective vaccine against typhus. He also provided shelter to Jewish people during the Holocaust. In 2003, Israel granted him the distinction of Righteous Among Nations, which is awarded to a non-Jew for their life-saving efforts during World War II.
When World War I broke out in 1914, he was drafted into medical service for the Austro-Hungarian military. It was during this time that he began researching typhus.
He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine seven times.
He was born to Austrian parents, but his father died an untimely death in a bicycle accident.
Marie Curie was another scientist who invented an effective vaccine.
Rudolf Weigl Age
How old is Rudolf Weigl? He was born in 1883, he was 139 years old at the time of his death.
Rudolf Weigl Wiki
|Age||139 years old|
|Birthday||September 2, 1883|
|Birthplace||Přerov, Czech Republic|
|Date of Death||August 11, 1957|