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Who is Sir Ludwig Guttmann- know more about the father of the Paralympic Games

Who is Sir Ludwig Guttmann- know more about the father of the Paralympic Games

Sir Ludwig “Poppa” Guttmann CBE FRS was a German-British neurologist who the founder of the Stoke Mandeville Games, the sporting event for the disabled that evolved into the Paralympic Games, in England.

  • Ludwig Guttmann was a German-born neurologist who fleed the country during Nazi rule and stayed safe haven in England.
  • On the occasion of his 122nd birthday on 3rd July, Google has honored a man named Sir Ludwig Guttmann who is also known as the founder of the Paralympic Games
Google Doodle honours Sir Ludwig Guttmann
Google Doodle honours Sir Ludwig Guttmann (Image Credits: Google)

About Sir Ludwig Guttmann

  • Ludwig Guttmann (Poppa) was born on 3rd July 1899 in Toszek, Poland.
  • He became a noted neurologist whose research on spinal cord injuries and neurosurgical work procedures recognized him as one of the most prolific neurologists in Germany.
  • In 1933, he could not practice medicine in the country and escaped the country and found safe haven in England in the year 1939.
  • In the year 1948, he conducted an archery contest for wheelchair users that became the brainchild of what is now known as the ‘Paralympic Games’.
  • Later, he was called the ‘Stoke Mandeville Games

Ludwig Guttmann Wiki / Biography

Born3 July 1899
Birth PlaceToszek, Poland
Died on18 March 1980, Aylesbury, United Kingdom
AwardsFellow of the Royal Society
ChildrenEva Loeffler, Dennis Guttmann

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