Agricola, Georgius

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Born: Mar 24, 1494 AD
Died: 1555 AD, at 61 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Scholars, Scientist


1494 - Agricola was born in Glauchau, Saxony on March 24, 1494.

 

1514 - Appointed Rector extraordinarius of Greek at Great School of Zwickau, at the age of twenty.

 

1516 - Studied at Leipzig where he devoted his time to study medicine, physics and chemistry.

 

1524-1526 - Went to Italy where pursued his doctor's degree.

 

1527 - Became town physician of Joachimsthal.

 

1530 - Published his dialogue "Bermannus, sive de re metallica dialogus", apponited as historiographer with an annual allowance by Prince Maurice of Saxony.

 

1543 - Published his main historical work "Dominatores Saxonici a prima origine ad hanc aetatem".

 

1546 - Appointed Burgermeister of Chemnitz, he was consulted on matters regarding mining engineering.

 

1555 - Died in Chemnitz on November 21, 1555.

 

1556 - De Re Metallica Libri XII written in 1550 was published, it is a complete and systematic treatise on mining and metallurgy.

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