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Sigmund Freud is one of the most famous thinkers in psychology history. Learn and share these interesting facts about Freud!

  • Sigmund Freud was born on May 6, 1856 in Austria.
  • Freud was fascinated with cocaine, and abused it for over 12 years of his life.
  • Freud’s main belief was that young children, even infants, had unconscious sexual feelings.
    “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.” ― Sigmund Freud

    “Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength.”
    ― Sigmund Freud

  • Freud strongly believed that women were the inferior of the two sexes and had classified homosexuality as a disorder that was rooted in the psyche.
  • Freud is famous for being the inventor of psychoanalysis.
  • Freud formulated the Oedipus complex.
  • Sigmund Freud postulated the existence of libido.
  • Freud was one of the first to really propose serious theories on the unconscious.
  • Freud developed therapeutic techniques like free association.
  • His main belief at the time was that dreams are a way of fulfilling things we wish we could do while conscious, but were unable.
  • Freud is known to have treated the famous composer Gustav Mahler for impotency.
  • He was multilingual and spoke German, Latin, Greek, Hebrew, English, French, Spanish and Italian.
  • Freud was awarded the Goethe Prize in recognition for his contributions to psychology.
  • Sigmund Freud had an obsession for the number 51 and for a long time he believed that he would die at that age.
  • He died in 1939 after suffering from mouth and jaw cancer for 20 long years.

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