Viktor Frankl

Austrian Holocaust survivor, psychiatrist, philosopher and author (1905–1997) / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Viktor Emil Frankl (26 March 1905 – 2 September 1997)[1] was a Jewish-Austrian psychiatrist who founded logotherapy, a school of psychotherapy that describes a search for a life's meaning as the central human motivational force.[2] Logotherapy is part of existential and humanistic psychology theories.[3]

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Viktor Emil Frankl

(1905-03-26)26 March 1905
Died2 September 1997(1997-09-02) (aged 92)
Vienna, Austria
Resting placeZentralfriedhof, Vienna, Austria, Old Jewish Section
Alma materUniversity of Vienna (MD, 1930; PhD, 1948)
Occupation(s)Neurologist, psychiatrist
Known forLogotherapy
Existential analysis
Spouse(s)Tilly Grosser, m. 1941
Eleonore Katharina Schwindt, m. 1947
Children1 daughter

Logotherapy was promoted as the third school of Viennese Psychotherapy, after those established by Sigmund Freud, and Alfred Adler.[4]

Frankl published 39 books.[5] He was a Holocaust survivor.[6] The autobiographical Man's Search for Meaning, a best-selling book, is based on his experiences in various Nazi concentration camps.[7]