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Friedrich Kolenati
KOLENATI, Friedrich.

KOLENATI, Friedrich.
(1812 - 1864)

(Born: Prag (Praha), Czech Republic, 12 August 1812; Died: Sennhütte, Czech Republic, 17 July 1864) Czech crystallographer & naturalist.

Kolenati was a medical doctor, who first taught botany at the University of Prague. From 1842 to 1846 he was assistant professor of zoology at the University of St. Petersburg, after which he returned to Prague and became a privatdocent at the University in pharmacy, zoology, botany and crystallography. In 1849 he was appointed ordinary professor zoology, botany, mineralogy, geology, and paleontology at the Polytechnic Institute of Brünn.

Biographical references: Casopis pro Mineralogii a Geologii: 7 (1962), pt. 4, p. 452, portrait [by R. Kettner]. DBA: I 690, 77-86. Poggendorff: 1, cols. 1301-2 & 3, 740. Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 2, 1476. WBI. Wurzbach, Biographisches Lexikon Österreich, 1856-91.

1. German, 1854.
Die Mineralien Mährens und Österreichisch Schlesiens, deren Fundorte und ökonomischtechnische Verwendung. Brünn, 1854.

8°: 123 p. A topographical mineralogy of Schlesia and "Mährens" that Wrany describes as unreliable. It lists localities for the various species described. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: BMC: 2, 1012. Katalog Bergakademie Freiberg, 1879: p. 366 [VI. 985.]. Wrany, Geschichte der Chemie in Böhmen, 1902: p. 211-212.

2. German, 1855.
Elemente der Krystallographie. Brünn, 1855.

8°: 215 p., 11 plates. A elementary textbook of crystallography. Very scarce.

Bibliographical references: BMC: 2, 1012. Dewalque, Catalogue des Ouvrages de Géologie, 1884: no. 281. Wrany, Geschichte der Chemie in Böhmen, 1902: p. 211-212.

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