Barbara Urslerin this case one of the oldest and most well-documented historical record of hypertrichosis. “The Hairy Maid” was born in February of 1629 near the town of Kempten, Germany. She was supposed to be the only member of his family reached the mutation that is the situation quite unique and quite different from the case of the nearest of his predecessor Petrus Gonzales.
All records show that Barbara was exposed from a very early age. Her poster centered around his ability on the harpsichord, which she played happily and skillfully. Its existence was confirmed in 1639 when anatomist Thomas Bartholin was exposed in Copenhagen. Bartholin Barbara had the opportunity to review and he wrote that his “whole body was covered with soft, blond hair and luxuriant beard.
In 1655, Barbara was documented in London and English writer John Evelyn Barbara visited her there in 1657. He wrote that she was married to a German man named Johann Van Beck and had a normal child. In 1660 records show that Barbara was shot in France and her husband acted as his proxy. When she came to Beauvais, her husband applied to the local bailiff for permission to present a “strange prodigy of nature.”
In 1668, Barbara returned to London. She was examined there by the Dane, Holger Jacobsen. He speculates that Barbara was the result of a coupling between the woman and the monkey. His idea has been exceeded, even for its time. His notes indicate that he has fully examined the similarities to a monkey.
After his visit to London in 1668, Barbara Urslerin disappeared from the file. Given that unique look, this disappearance is incredible. Yet his final story is unknown.