Friedrich Karl Christian Ludwig Büchner

Ludwig Büchner was one of the most famous 19th century  proponents of scientific materialism. He is the brother of playwriter Georg Büchner and the uncle of Ernst Büchner of the eponymous Flask. From 1842 to 1848, he studied Natural Sciences, Philosophy and Medicine in the University of Giessen. He continued his studies in the universities of Strasbourg, Würzburg and Vienna.