Rudolf Weigl’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

September 2, 1883

Death Date

August 11, 1957

Age of Death

73 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Zakopane, Poland



The biologist Rudolf Weigl died at the age of 73. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Biologist, doctor and inventor known for being the first one to create an effective vaccine against typhus. He also provided shelter to Jewish people during the Holocaust. In 2003, Israel granted him the distinction of Righteous Among Nations, which is awarded to a non-Jew for their life-saving efforts during World War II. 

When World War I broke out in 1914, he was drafted into medical service for the Austro-Hungarian military. It was during this time that he began researching typhus. 

He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Medicine seven times. 

He was born to Austrian parents, but his father died an untimely death in a bicycle accident. 

Marie Curie was another scientist who invented an effective vaccine.