Richard von Krafft-Ebing  

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"Psychiatrist Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840-1902) played a key role in the construction of the modern concept of sexuality. As the author of the famous Psychopathia Sexualis, he named and classified virtually all nonprocreative sexualities, synthesizing knowledge on sadism, masochism, fetishism, homosexuality, and exhibitionism. His influence on the study of sexuality cannot be overstated, but it is often misunderstood. In the wake of Michel Foucault's influential sexual histories, Krafft-Ebing is often maligned as a contributor to the repressed Victorian construction of sexual deviancy."--Stepchildren of Nature (2000) by Harry Oosterhuis

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Richard Freiherr von Krafft-Ebing (full name Richard Fridolin Joseph Freiherr Krafft von Festenberg auf Frohnberg, genannt von Ebing) (14 August 1840 – 22 December 1902) was an Austro–German psychiatrist and author of the seminal work Psychopathia Sexualis (1886).

Krafft-Ebing who was born in Mannheim in Baden, Germany, studied medicine at the University of Heidelberg where he specialized in psychiatry, and later practiced in psychiatric asylums. After leaving his work in the asylums, he pursued a career in psychiatry, forensics, and hypnosis.

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