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Sigmund Freud's name is infamous the world over. Musicians reference his works, writers analyze his theories and life, and modern psychologists look to him as a leader in the field of psychology and psychoanalysis. The field of psychology has changed in great leaps and bounds since Freud's time, thanks to his work. But who was Sigmund Freud, really?

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1. Sigmund Freud Was Born In 1856

Sigmund Freud was born as Sigismund Schlomo Freud in Freiberg, Moravia, in the Austrian Empire, on May 6, 1856. His parents, Jakob and Amalia, moved with Sigmund and his sister Anna to Leipzig and then to Vienna, where they settled down and had five more children. They were Rosa, Marie, Adolfine, Paula, and Alexander.

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