Karl Cäsar (o Caesar) von von LEONARD

Classe di Scienze fisiche, matematiche e naturali
Mineralogista

Socio corrispondente dal 24/12/1820
Nato a Rumpenheim (Germania) il 12/09/1779
Deceduto a Heidelberg (Germania) il 23/01/1862

Cenni biografici

Professor of mineralogy and geognosy at the University of Heidelberg from 1818. Earlier, he was land assessor in Hanau. He was the founder and publisher of one of the first mineralogical magazines, Taschenbuch für die gesammte Mineralogie, which is the ancestor of today's Jahrbuch für Mineralogie, Geologie, und Palaeontologie.

Leonhard built a personal mineral collection of over 8,000 specimens from the Harz, Switzerland, Poland, Vesuvius, Eifel, France, Iceland and elsewhere. This collection was acquired by the University of Göttingen after his death. 

 

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