Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Frankenstein's professors

Frankenstein studies at Ingolstadt under two professors 'M. Krempe' and 'M. Waldman.' These two are thinly veiled portraits of notable contemporaries. ‘Krempe’ is based on Chr├ętien Kramp (c.1750 – 1828), French mathematician and scientist who taught for a while in Switzerland; ‘Waldman’ is based on Henri Walferdin (1743 - 1820) a natural philosopher most famous today for the invention of a variety of hydro-barometers and thermometers.

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