Bertalanffy, Ludwig von#
b. Atzgersdorf, Vienna, Sept. 19, 1901, d. Buffalo (USA), June 12, 1972, biologist. 1934 habilitation in theoretical biology in Vienna, after 1945 appointed head of the Zoological Institute in Vienna and from 1949 worked at different universities in the USA and Canada, especially exploring the field of psychosomatics. Founder of systems analysis.
Literature#K. Edlinger (ed.), Systemtheoret. Perspektiven, 2000.