Stärke, August

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Stärke, August Gender: M
born on 12 August 1880 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )
Place Amsterdam, Netherlands, 52n22, 4e54
Timezone LST m4e53 (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Astrodienst
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 20°07' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 07°11 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 16°01'


Dutch Freudian psychiatrist.

He had a brother Johan, also a brilliant physician, who died early. His brother in law was the magic-realistic painter Pyke Koch.

He was a fast and brilliant learner, who already became a physician at age 21 states the Dutch Journal of Medicine. He studied under the Jewish neurologist Wertheim Salomonsen (18 Feb 1864, Almelo - 16 September 1922, Amsterdam) and Winkler to become a neurologist. He belonged to the first Freudian psychiatrists in the Netherlands. He first worked in Zutphen, but became from 1909 till his retirement in 1940 a neurologist/psychiatrist , later director of the Willem-Arntst Hospital.

With Karl Abraham and Ernest Jones he wrote a classic article about "The Female Castration Complex".

He died 16 September 1954 after a long disease.


  • business associate/partner relationship with Abraham, Karl (born 3 May 1877). Notes: The Female Castration Complex
  • has other family relationship with Koch, Pyke (born 15 July 1901). Notes: brother in law


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1921 (The Female Castration Complex)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1921 (Psychoanalyse en psychiatrie)

Source Notes

Svi retrieved his birth data (12 August 1880 at 13:00) from the online municipal archive of Amsterdam.

NTvG In memoriam August Stärke


  • Vocation : Healing Fields : Psychiatrist