Heinrich Girard

Geologist, Academic

1814 – 1878

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Who was Heinrich Girard?

Heinrich Girard was a German mineralogist and geologist born in Berlin.

He studied natural sciences in Berlin, receiving his habilitation in 1845. Afterwards he became an associate professor of mineralogy and geology at the University of Marburg, and in 1854 a full professor at the University of Halle. In 1863-64 he was rector at the university.

Girard was the author of an 1862 textbook on mineralogy, and was editor of the fourth volume of Briefe über Alexander von Humboldts Kosmos.

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Born
Jun 2, 1814
Berlin
Nationality
  • Germany
Profession
Died
Apr 11, 1878
Halle

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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