Georgius Agricola

1494 - 1555

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Georgius Agricola (; born Georg Pawer or Georg Bauer; 24 March 1494 – 21 November 1555) was a German Humanist scholar, mineralogist and metallurgist. Born in the small town of Glauchau, in the Electorate of Saxony of the Holy Roman Empire, he was broadly educated, but took a particular interest in the mining and refining of metals. For his groundbreaking work De Natura Fossilium published in 1546, he is generally referred to as the Father of Mineralogy.He is well known for his pioneering work De re metallica libri XII, that was published in 1556, one year after his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Georgius Agricola has received more than 182,211 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 51 in 2019). Georgius Agricola is the 26th most popular physician (down from 24th in 2019), the 264th most popular biography from Germany (down from 203rd in 2019) and the 5th most popular German Physician.

Georgius Agricola is most famous for his book "De Re Metallica" which is a 1556 text on mining and metallurgy.

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Among physicians, Georgius Agricola ranks 26 out of 509Before him are Li Ching-Yuen, Jean-Martin Charcot, Michael Servetus, Rudolf Virchow, Joseph-Ignace Guillotin, and Franz Mesmer. After him are Polycarp, Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, Claude Bernard, Camillo Golgi, Al-Zahrawi, and Paul Ehrlich.

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Among people born in 1494, Georgius Agricola ranks 5Before him are Suleiman the Magnificent, Francis I of France, François Rabelais, and Fuzûlî. After him are Pontormo, Bona Sforza, Jean Parisot de Valette, Rosso Fiorentino, Lucas van Leyden, Leo Africanus, and Hans Sachs. Among people deceased in 1555, Georgius Agricola ranks 4Before him are Joanna of Castile, Pope Julius III, and Pope Marcellus II. After him are Henry II of Navarre, Kara Ahmed Pasha, Jacob Clemens non Papa, Oronce Finé, Pedro Mascarenhas, Heinrich Aldegrever, Herri met de Bles, and Thomas of Villanova.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Georgius Agricola ranks 264 out of 5,289Before him are Joseph Beuys (1921), Michael Haneke (1942), Gerhard Richter (1932), Augustus III of Poland (1696), Wilhelm Grimm (1786), and Johannes Stark (1874). After him are Katharina von Bora (1498), Wilhelm Pieck (1876), Otto IV, Holy Roman Emperor (1175), Wenceslaus IV of Bohemia (1361), Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742), and Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (955).

Among PHYSICIANS In Germany

Among physicians born in Germany, Georgius Agricola ranks 5Before him are Josef Mengele (1911), Robert Koch (1843), Alois Alzheimer (1864), and Franz Mesmer (1734). After him are Emil Kraepelin (1856), Samuel Hahnemann (1755), Otto Heinrich Warburg (1883), Otto Fritz Meyerhof (1884), Richard von Krafft-Ebing (1840), Theodor Morell (1886), and Franz Joseph Gall (1758).