Otto Dempwolff

Biography

Otto Dempwolff | Prof. Dr.med. Dr.phil.h.c.

* 25.Mai 1871 in Pillau, Prussia (today: Baltijsk, Russian Federation)

+ 27.Nov.1938 in Hamburg, Germany


1876 - 1893 | education

05.Mär 1888
Abitur (general qualification for university entrance in Germany) at Luisen-Gymnasium in Memel, Prussia

1888 - 1893
medical study in Königsberg, Marburg, Leipzig, Berlin, Tübingen

12.Mär 1892
doctorate in Berlin (Über einen Fall von Mediastinalsarcom)

26.Jan. 1893
state examination in Tübingen

31.Jan. 1893
medical licence in Stuttgart


1893 - 1898 | ship's doctor on South-America travels | physician in German New Guinea

1893 - 1894
military service, partly as a "Unterarzt" (like: junior doctor) in München, Memel, Tilsit and Hamburg

1894 - 1895
ship's doctor on two South-America trips
ship name "Paraguass" | shipping company Hamburg Süd | 01.Aug.1894 - NN.Sep.1894
ship name "Paraguass" | shipping company Hamburg Süd | 20.Okt.1894 - 14.Jan.1895

1895 - 1897
physician at the "Neuguinea-Compagnie" in German New Guinea

1897 - 1898
ship's doctor on two South-America trips
ship name "Montevideo" | shipping company Hamburg Süd | 04.Nov.1897 - 06.Jan.1898
ship name "Montevideo" | shipping company Hamburg Süd | NN.Feb.1898 - 21.Mrz.1898


1898 - 1911 | medical officer in the "Kaiserlichen Schutztruppe" | malaria research

1898 - 1900
in German South-West Africa

1899
Stabsarzt

1900 - 1901
physician at the "Reichskolonialamt" in Berlin

1901 - 1903
in German New Guinea (Stephansort) à la suite for the purpose of malaria research on behalf of Robert Koch, then in Berlin at the "Preußisches Institut für Infektionskrankheiten"

1904 - 1905
Stabsarzt in German South-West Africa

03.Nov.1904
"Roter Adler-Orden vierter Klasse mit Schwertern am weißen Bande mit schwarzer Einfassung"

31.Jan.1905
"Roter Adler-Orden vierter Klasse mit der Königlichen Krone" (malaria research in German New Guinea)

1906 - 1911
in German East Africa, malaria research, retirement from military

1907
Acquisition of a piece of land, "Guntabak" (Hansemann Mountains, near Friedrich-Wilhelmshafen, German New Guinea)

1910
Oberstabarzt


1911 - 1938 | lectureship | private language studies

1911 - 1913
lectureship at "Hamburgerische Kolonialinstitut" under Prof. Meinhof (Melanesian languages)

1913 - 1914 in German New Guinea on behalf of private language studies

1915 - 1919
medical officer in the German Army in Saarbrücken

05.Jun. 1918
awarded the title "Hamburgischer Professor"

1919 - 1931
docent at the Seminar for African and South Pacific languages in Hamburg

10.Mai 1920
habilitation on African and South Pacific languages

1931 - 1938
docent and head of the seminar for Indonesian and Pacific languages in Hamburg

25.Mai 1931
honorary doctorate Dr. phil.h.c. from the "Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel"

04.Jun. 1931
appointment to "n. b. ao. Professor" (= "nicht beamteter außerordentlicher Professor" = Professor extraordinarius)