Carl Jung Fact Sheet: Who was Carl
Jung? The following short biography and fact
sheet provides interesting facts about the
life, times and history of Carl Jung.
Carl Jung Fact File:
Lifespan: 1875 - 1961 *** Full Name:
Carl Gustav Jung *** Occupation: Swiss
Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist *** Date of
Birth: Carl Jung was born on July 26th 1875
*** Place of Birth: Carl Jung was born in
Kesswil, Thurgau, Switzerland *** Family
background: His father was Paul Achilles
Jung and his mother was Emilie Preiswerk.
Paul Jung was a rural pastor of simple means
but his motherís family was very wealthy ***
Early life and childhood: He grew up in an
unstable home. His mother possibly suffered
mental health issues, often claiming to have
seen spirits in the night and would spent
time in hospital. His father took to stay
with his motherís sister and would later be
taken back to his father *** Education: Carl
Jung attended the Humanistisches Gymnasium
in Basel ***
Carl Jung Fact 1:
Carl Jung was born on July 26th 1875 and
during the 19th century period in history
when significant developments were made in
biology, science, physics, medicine and
Carl Jung Fact 2: An incident
in school led to Jung being pushed to the
ground by another student resulting in him
losing consciousness. This would later
develop into his experiencing fainting
spells when he started homework or when he
was walking to school.
Carl Jung Fact 3: When he
overheard his father speaking to someone
about his ability to look after himself as a
result of this affliction, he decided to
fight against the feeling when it arose and
found he could conquer it. He also began to
study far harder than he had been in a bid
to secure himself a good job.
Carl Jung Fact 4: His
studying of psychiatry came about purely by
accident. He began to study a book on the
subject and it immediately caught his
attention and sparked his interest.
Carl Jung Fact 5: He would go
on to study medicine at the University of
Carl Jung Fact 6: By 1900 he
was working with Eugen Bleuler in Zurich at
the Burgholzli psychiatric hospital and
through Bleuler, Jung developed a strong
friendship with Sigmund Freud the
neurologist from Austria.
Carl Jung Fact 7: Over the
next six years the two corresponded most
often collaborating in their work until Jung
published Psychology of the Unconscious in
1912 which saw the two have different
opinions that they could not agree on or
admit that either could be wrong. The
relationship did not survive the rift.
Carl Jung Fact 8: When World
War I broke out Jung would be drafted as an
army doctor and found himself working in an
internment camp, anyone crossing the lines
into neutral Switzerland was held captive,
and in an effort to make their confinement
less disagreeable he encouraged them to take
up university courses.
Carl Jung Fact 9: He married
in 1903 and with his wife, Emma Rauschenback,
they had five children together, Agathe,
Gret, Franz, Marianne and Helene.
Carl Jung Fact 10: In 1913
and again in 1914 he attend the
Psycho-Medical Society in London but the War
soon curtailed his movements across Europe.
Carl Jung Fact 11: At thirty
eight years of age, Jung began experiencing
visions and hearing voices. He was concerned
with his own mental health and began making
notes of what he experienced in small
journals before transcribing them into a
larger leather bound red book.
Carl Jung Fact 12: He would
continue to write and publish his material
over the years.
Carl Jung Fact 13:
On June 6th 1961 carl Jung died
after a brief illness at Kusnacht in Zurich,
Switzerland aged eighty five. His body was
laid to rest at the family grave in the
Protestant Church Graveyard, Kusnacht in
Influence & Legacy: His
legacy is one that has carried many forward
in the investigations of the mind and mental
health, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
which is a psychometric instrument together
with concepts of socionics were created from
his theory of psychological types. He would
also become one of the contributors of
symbolization and dream analysis.
List of Works published by
Carl Jung: On the Psychology
and Pathology of So-Called
Occult Phenomena in 1903 ***
Studies in Word Association in
1906 *** Psychology of the
Unconscious in 1912 *** Answer
to Job 1952 *** Flying Saucers:
A Modern Myth of Things Seen in
the Skies 1959 **.