Friedrich Adolph Roemer
|Friedrich Adolph Roemer|
|Born||15 April 1809
|Died||25 November 1869 (aged 60)
His father was a lawyer and councillor of the high court of justice. In 1845 he became professor of mineralogy and geology at Clausthal, and in 1862 named director of the School of Mines. He first described the Cretaceous and Jurassic strata of Germany in elaborate works entitled Die Versteinerungen des Norddeutschen Oolith-Gebirges ("Fossils of the North German oolith formations"; 1836–39), Die Versteinerungen des Norddeutschen Kreidegebirges ("Fossils of the North German chalk formations"; 1840–41) and Die Versteinerungen des Harzgebirges ("Fossils of the Harz Mountains"; 1843). He died in Clausthal.
His younger brother, Carl Ferdinand von Roemer, was also a geologist.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Roemer, Friedrich Adolph". Encyclopædia Britannica. 23 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 452.
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