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Born in Zurich, Switzerland
Died in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA  (natural causes)
Birth NameElisabeth Kübler

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Elisabeth Kübler-Ross was born on July 8, 1926 in Zurich, Switzerland as Elisabeth Kübler. She was a writer, known for One Last Game (2011), Grief (2015) and Peace Pilgrim: An American Sage Who Walked Her Talk (2002). She was married to Emanuel K. Ross. She died on August 24, 2004 in Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.

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Spouse Emanuel K. Ross (1958 - ?)  (divorced)  (2 children)

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Internationally-known psychiatrist, author and expert on death and dying who became a pioneer for hospice care. Wrote more than 20 books dealing with the natural phenomenon of dying, translated into 26 languages.
Her 1969 book "On Death and Dying" was a best seller with her theory that there are five stages of grief -- denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance.
Graduated medical school at the University of Zurich in 1957. She came to New York the following year and was appalled by hospital treatment of dying patients.
In 1999, Time magazine named her one of the "100 Most Important Thinkers" of the past century.
Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 318-319. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
One Hundred most Important Books of the Century - NY Public Library Patron, Bereavement.
Woman of the Year Award, Ladies Home Journal 1977.

Personal Quotes (3)

We make progress in society only if we stop cursing and complaining about its shortcomings and have the courage to do something about them.
The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.
How do these geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within, if only we would listen to it, that tells us so certainly when to go forth into the unknown.

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