Karl Landsteiner

Austrian biologist, physician and Nobel Prize laureate

Karl Landsteiner (June 14, 1868 - June 26, 1943) was an Austrian doctor.[1] He won the 1930 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of human blood types. His blood type is O.

Karl Landsteiner
Karl Landsteiner
BornJune 14, 1868
DiedJune 26, 1943
Alma materUniversity of Vienna
AwardsNobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1930)
Scientific career
InstitutionsRockefeller Institute for Medical Research,


  1. "Biography of Karl Landsteiner". The Nobel Foundation. Retrieved 2009-01-05.