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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; ''Georgius'' and ''Georg'' (from Greek ''γεωργός (geōrgós)''), ''Agricola'' (from Latin) and ''Bauer'' (from German) all mean "farmer" in their respective languages. He is best known for his book ''De Re Metallica'' (1556).
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