The sold chair was the "earliest preserved example" of the chairs Hawking used after paralysis, he announced Christie & # 39; s.
Hawking used the chair from the late eighties of the last century until the mid-nineties, until he could touch the chair with his hand any more.
The wheelchair was sold as a collector's item, not for medical use. The proceeds from the sale will be donated to two charities – Stevens Hawking Foundation and Motoro Neuron Diseases Association.
In its 1966 edition of the University of Cambridge, the original Hawking dissertation was sold for $ 777,000 (€ 675.500) at the same auction online. Other items, including his blouse, were auctioned for 650,000 dollars (572,450 euros).
At the auction, which included Aizka Newton, Charles Darwin and Albert Einstein, 52 items were sold. Their total price exceeded 2.3 million dollars (two million euros).
21-year-old Houghton was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which allowed him to move only in a wheelchair, but later lost his ability to speak. In spite of serious diseases, Hawking was actively involved in scientific and social life. He died on March 14 this year. At the age of 76 at his home in Cambridge.