Ludwig Guttmann

German-British neurologist (1899–1980) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Sir Ludwig Guttmann CBE FRS[1] (3 July 1899 – 18 March 1980) was a German-British[2] neurologist who established the Stoke Mandeville Games, the sporting event for people with disabilities (PWD) that evolved in England into the Paralympic Games. A Jewish doctor who fled Nazi Germany just before the start of the Second World War, Guttmann was a founding father of organized physical activities for people with disabilities.[3][4][5][6]

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Ludwig Guttmann

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Born(1899-07-03)3 July 1899
Died18 March 1980(1980-03-18) (aged 80)
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
CitizenshipGermany, United Kingdom
Known forFounding the Paralympic Games
Medical career
ProfessionNeurologist
AwardsFellow of the Royal Society
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