Emil Ludwig Schmidt
- Category : 1837-births
- Type : PE
- Profile : 3/5 - Martyr / Heretic
- Definition : Split - Small (32,40)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Penetration 1
German anthropologist and ethnologist who donated his collection of more than 1000 human skulls to the University of Leipzig in 1900.
Originally trained as a doctor, he studied medicine at the Universities of Jena, Leipzig and Bonn. From 1862 to 1865 he served as a surgical assistant to Wilhelm Busch at Bonn, afterwards working as a physician in Essen (He served as head of the Krupp Hospital and as family physician to the Krupp family).
In 1869-70 and 1876 he took anthropological study trips to North America, and in 1875 performed research in Egypt. In 1885 he received habilitation at the University of Leipzig, where in 1889 he became an associate professor of anthropology and ethnography. In 1889-90 he performed research in Ceylon and southern India.
He was the son-in-law of art historian Johannes Adolph Overbeck (1826-1895). Schmidt died on 22 October 1906 in Jena, aged 69.