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Franz Leopold Lafontaine
Franz Leopold Lafontaine
Franz Anton Leopold

(1756-01-14)14 January 1756
Died12 December 1812(1812-12-12) (aged 56)
Known forWork on catarrh
SpouseMaria Theresia Kornély
Franz Leopold Lafontaine with his wife Maria Theresia Kornély and daughters Zofia and Wiktoria

Franz Anton Leopold Lafontaine ( Polish: Franciszek Lafontaine; 14 January 1756 – 12 December 1812) was a German-born Polish military surgeon. He was known as the editor of the first Polish medical journal and for his work on catarrh.

Early life

Leopold was born in Biberach as the son of Benno Leopold Ignatius Lafontaine (1731–1777) and his wife, Maria Katharina Franziska Leonhardt (b. 1725).

Marriage and descendants

He married Maria Theresia Kornély (1765–1827). They had two daughters:


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