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
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
|Born||3 July 1899|
|Birth Place||Toszek, Poland|
|Died on||18 March 1980, Aylesbury, United Kingdom|
|Awards||Fellow of the Royal Society|
|Children||Eva Loeffler, Dennis Guttmann|
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