Anna Bischoff. The Mummy of the Barfüsser Church

Portrait Anna Bischoff. Foto/Photo: Naturhistorisches Museum Basel

The exhibition and the accompanying book portray the (forensic) work of the interdisciplinary research team.

It gives surprising insights into the fate and life of Anna Bischoff (1719-1787) and everyday life in Basel and Strasbourg in the eighteenth century. The team also reconstructed her clothes and the most likely cause of her death.

The search for the ancestors of Anna Catharina Bischoff also revealed astonishing facts. Anna is the great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandmother of Boris Johnson (1964), the current UK Prime Minister.

Gerhard Hotz, Claudia Opitz-Blakhal (Eds.) Anna Catharina Bischoff. Die Mumie aus der Barfüsserkirche, Rekonstruktion einer Basler Frauenbiografie des 18. Jahrhunderts. Christoph Merian Verlag, Basel, 2021).