Franz Ritter von Hauer
He was educated in Vienna, afterwards studied geology at the mining academy of Schemnitz (1839-1843), and for a time was engaged in official mining work in Styria. In 1846 he became assistant to Wilhelm von Haidinger at the mineralogical museum in Vienna; three years later he joined the imperial geological institute, and in 1866 he was appointed director. In 1886 he became superintendent of the Imperial Natural History Museum in Vienna.
Among his special geological works are those on the Cephalopoda of the Triassic and Jurassic formations of Alpine regions (1855-1856). His most important general work was that of the Geological Map of Austro-Hungary, in twelve sheets (1867-1871; 4th ed. 1884, including Bosnia and Montenegro). This map was accompanied by a series of explanatory pamphlets.
- Beiträge die Paläontolographie von Österreich (1858-1859)
- Die Geologie und ihre Anwendung auf die Kenntnis der Bodenbeschaffenheit der Österr.-Ungar. Monarchie (1875; ed. 2, 1878).
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Hauer, Franz, Ritter von". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. This work in turn cites:
- Memoir by Dr. F. Tietze
- Jahrbuch der K. K. geolog. Reichsanstalt (1899, reprinted 1900, with portrait)