Sambursky, Shmuel

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Sambursky, Shmuel Gender: M
born on 30 October 1900 at 17:50 (= 5:50 PM )
Place Königsberg, Russian Federation, 54n43, 20e30
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Starkman
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 06°49' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 28°46 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 19°24'

Shmuel Sambursky


Israeli scientist and historian. He studied physics before emigrating to Palestine in 1924. Sambursky joined the faculty of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1928. Paul Werskey notes that Sambursky's sense of history and sense of humor made him particularly successful as a lecturer in physics. In 1945, the Mandatory government appointed him the executive director of the Board of Scientific and Industrial Research, which was the precursor of the Research Council of Israel. Sambursky served as the Research Council of Israel's first director from 1949 to 1956, when he returned to the Hebrew University as dean of the faculty of science in 1957. After helping to establish a department of the history and philosophy of science there, he became a professor of the history of science, for which he was awarded the Israel Prize for Humanities in 1968.

He died 18 May 1990.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Personal letter to Starkman in 1977:"I was born on 30 October 1900 in konigsberg at 5.50 pm. The exact hour was written in the diary of my late father"


  • Vocation : Humanities+Social Sciences : Historian
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Notable : Awards : Other Awards (Israel Prize)