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Johann Wilhelm Baier
BAIER, Johann Wilhelm.

BAIER, Johann Wilhelm.
(1675 - 1729)

(Born: Jena, Germany, 12 June 1675; Died: Altdorf, Switzerland, 11 May 1729) German physicist & mathematician.

Baier was professor of physics and mathematics at Altorf, Switzerland, later becoming professor of Lutheran theology at the same institution.

Biographical references: Catalogue of Portraits of Naturalists: 138 [1 portrait listed]. DBA: I 50, 228-233. Jöcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, 1750-51. LKG: 279. Poggendorff: 1, col. 88. Thomas, Dictionary of Biography, 1884: 256. WBI. Will, Nürnbergisches Gelehrten-Lexicon, 1755-1808.

1. Latin, 1705 [Dissertation].
Q.D.B.V. | De | Sapphiro | Scripturæs. | Occasione | Jobi XXVIII, 6. | In Ordine, quam vocant, | Circulari | Sub Præsidio | Joannis Guilielmi Baieri, | Phys. & Mathem. Prof. Publ. | publice disputabit | Sebastianus Jacobus Jugendres | Ad d. 7. Novembr. MDCCV. | H.L.Q.C. | [rule] | Altdorfi | Literis Jodoci Eilhelmi Kohles.

4°: A-B4; 8l.; [1]-15, [1] p. Page size: 204 x 165 mm.

Contents: [1-2], Title page, verso blank.; [3]-15, Text.; [1 pg], Blank.

Rare. Sebastian Jacob Jugendres [1684-1765] was respondent. The text describes the significance of passages mentioning sapphire in the scriptures.

Bibliographical references: Gatterer, Mineralogischen Literatur, 1798-9: 2, 56. NUC: 30, 440-1 [NB 0037861]. Poggendorff: 1, 88. Sinkankas, Gemology Bibliography, 1993: no. 294.

2. Latin, 1722.
Fossilia Diluvii universalis monumenta, præside J.G. Baiero ... sistet ... G.C. Eichler. Altorfii, literis Magni Danielis Meyeri, 1722.

4°: 34 p.

Very scarce. Dissertation - G.C. Eichler, respondent.

Bibliographical references: BL [458.a.14.]. BMC: 6, 48. LKG: XIII 50 & 51. NUC: 30, 440-1 [NB 0037861].

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