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José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva
SILVA, José Bonifácio de Andrada e.

SILVA, José Bonifácio de Andrada e.
(1762/3 - 1838)

(Born: Santos, Province San Paolo, Brazil, 1762/3; Died: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 15 April 1838) Brazilian mineralogist.

Silva studied at Freiberg Bergakademie under A.G. Werner. He was appointed professor of mineralogy at the University of Coimbra in Brazil. He later became professor of physics and director of mining at the University of Lisbon. In retirement he returned to Brazil.

Biographical references: ABE: II 853, 281-294. Amaral, R.C., José Bonifácio de Andrada e Silva - The Greatest Man in Brazilian History. New York, Xlibris, 2000. 305 p., illus. [ISBN: 0738812862]. Bi-Centenario Do Nascimento Do Patriarca Da Independencia Do Brasil Jose Bonifacio De Andrada E Silva 1763-1963. Mesa Da Camara Dos Deputados. Brasilia, 1964 149 p., frontispiece (portrait). [Published as: Biblioteca da Camara dos Deputados.]. Carvalho, A.F. de , "José Bonifácio de Andrade e Silva, Mineralogista", Bol. Acad. Ciências de Lisboa, 13, (1941), ??. Lopes, Maria Margaret., "José Bonifacio de Andrada e Silva-o mineralogista-na produção historiográfica-Brasileira", Quipu, 7, (1990), 335-44. Poggendorff: 1, cols. 43-44. Portugal Ferreira, M., "Dr. José Bonifácio d'Andrade e Silva: Mineralogista, Académico, Mineiro", Ciências Hoje, 10, (1989), 21-4. Schiffner, Alter Freiberger Bergstudenten, 1935-40: 1, 19. WBI.

1. German, 1799.
Kurze Angabe der Eigenschaften und Kennzeichen einiger neuen Fossilien aus Schweden und Norwegen, nebst einigen chemischen Bemerkungen über dieselben in einem Schreiben an d. Herrn Bergmeister Beyer in Schneeberg vom Herrn D'Andrada ... 1799.

8°: 14 p. Very rare.

Bibliographical references: BL. NUC [no copy listed]. Poggendorff: 1, col. 44.

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