Theodor Billroth

Born: 26th April 1829

Died: 6th February 1894

Birthplace: Bergen auf Rügen, Kingdom of Prussia (now Germany)

Christian Albert Theodor Billroth was a Prussian-born Austrian surgeon and amateur musician. As a surgeon, he is generally regarded as the founding father of modern abdominal surgery. As a musician, he was a close friend and confidant of Johannes Brahms, a leading patron of the Viennese musical scene, and one of the first to attempt a scientific analysis of musicality.

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