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Hanns Bruno Geinitz

Hanns Bruno Geinitz German scientist

German scientist
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Intro German scientist
A.K.A. Hans Bruno Geinitz, Geinitz, Han Geinitz
Countries Germany
Occupations Paleontologist University teacher Geologist Entomologist Mineralogist
Gender male
Birth 16 October 1814 (Altenburg)
Death 28 January 1900 (Dresden)
Star sign LibraLibra
Family
Children: Eugen Geinitz
Education Humboldt University of Berlin, University of Jena
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Hanns Bruno Geinitz (16 October 1814 – 28 January 1900) was a German geologist, born at Altenburg, the capital of Saxe-Altenburg.

He was educated at the universities of Berlin and Jena, and gained the foundations of his geological knowledge under Friedrich August von Quenstedt. In 1837 he took the degree of Ph.D. with a thesis on the Muschelkalk of Thuringia. In 1850 he became professor of geology and mineralogy in the Royal Polytechnic School at Dresden, and in 1857 he was made director of the Royal Mineralogical and Geological Museum; he held these posts until 1894.

He was distinguished for his researches on the Carboniferous and Cretaceous rocks and fossils of Saxony, and in particular for those relating to the fauna and flora of the Permian or Dyas formation. He described also the graptolites of the local Silurian strata; and the flora of the coal-formation of the Altay Mountains and of Nebraska.

From 1863 to 1878 he was one of the editors of the Neues Jahrbuch. He was awarded the Murchison Medal by the Geological Society of London in 1878. He died at Dresden. His son Franz Eugen Geinitz (1854–1925), professor of geology in the university of Rostock, became distinguished for researches on the geology of Saxony, Mecklenburg, and other places.

H. B. Geinitz's publications include:

  • Das Quadersandsteingebirge oder Kreidegebirge in Deutschland (1849-1850).
  • Die Versteinerungen der Steinkohlenformation in Sachsen (1855).
  • Die animalischen Ueberreste der Dyas. Dyas oder die Zechsteinformation und das Rothliegende (1861-1862).
  • Das Elbthalgebirge in Sachsen. Palaeontographica (1871-1875).
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http://isni.org/isni/0000000031906092
http://socialarchive.iath.virginia.edu/ark:/99166/w6v40x78
https://d-nb.info/gnd/116499737
https://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n87826177
https://viaf.org/viaf/67218616
https://www.idref.fr/074262688
https://www.ipni.org/ipni/advAuthorSearch.do?find_abbreviation=Geinitz
https://www.wikidata.org/wiki/Q86176
https://www.worldcat.org/identities/containsVIAFID/67218616
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