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Georgius Agricola

Georgius Agricola Georgius Agricola (; 24 March 1494 – 21 November 1555) was a German mineralogist and metallurgist. He is known as "the father of mineralogy", he was born at Glauchau in Saxony. His birth name was Georg Pawer (''Bauer'' in modern German); ''Agricola'' is the Latinized version of his name, by which he was known his entire adult life; ''Agricola'' and ''Bauer'' mean "farmer" in their respective languages. He is best known for his book ''De Re Metallica'' (1556).
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