Monday, September 16, 2013

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The child who became the world-renowned psychologist C. G. Jung was christened Karl Gustav II Jung, after his illustrious grandfather Carl Gustav I Jung, but with the spelling of his first name modernized.  His parents did observe the old Swiss custom of indicating that he was the second to bear it by placing the Roman numeral between his given and family names.  Born on July 26, 1875, in the vicarage of Kesswil, he was the fourth-born but first-surviving child of Paul Achilles Jung, a poor country parson in the Swiss Reformed Church, and Emilie Preiswerk, his unhappy and unstable wife.
-Deirdre Bair, Jung:  A Biography

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