Christian Friedrich von Kahlbutz
Human Mummy
Biographical Information
Name(s) Christian Friedrich von Kahlbutz
Age 52
Sex male
Status knight
Height Unknown
Culture German
Date(s) (1651-1702)
Site Kampehl, Brandenburg Germany
Current Location
Location Kampehl, Brandenburg
Catalog # Unknown
Christian von Kahlbutz was born 1651 in Kampehl, Germany. He was a knight and lord that was known to often use Droit du seigneur, meaning “right of the lord” to obtain sexual relations with subordinate women. He therefore had as many as 30 illegitimate children additionally to his 11 own. He died in 1702. The coffin was found during restorations of the tomb and he can still be seen there.


The body of Kahlbutz was analyzed and it was found that it was not intended to mummify. Other bodies kept in the same area did not survive that well. The natural mummification was most likely du to a disease like cancer or muscular dystrophy that caused the emancipation of the body. Furthermore severe blood loos was suggested by sources prior to and as possible cause of death. This could also have contributed to the mummification.


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