Harry Rosenbusch

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Harry Rosenbusch
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Harry Rosenbusch
Born June 24, 1836
Died January 20, 1914 (1914-01-21) (aged 77)
Nationality German
Awards Wollaston Medal (1903)
Scientific career
Fields petrography
Institutions Heidelberg University

(Karl) Heinrich/Harry (Ferdinand) Rosenbusch[1] (June 24, 1836 – January 20, 1914) was a German petrographer.

Harry Rosenbusch was born in Einbeck. He taught at Heidelberg University (1877-1908), where he founded the Mineralogisches-geologisches Institut. He died, aged 77, in Heidelberg.[2]

Literary works[edit]

  • Mikroskopische Physiographie der petrographisch wichtigen Mineralien, 1873
  • Mikroskopische Physiographie der Mineralien und Gesteine, 4 Vols., 1873-1877
  • Elemente der Gesteinsehre, 1898
  • Mikroskopische Physiographie (4th ed., Stuttgart, 1909, 2 vols.)


  1. ^ Also known as Karl Heinrich/Harry Rosenbusch, or H. F. Rosenbusch
  2. ^ "Obituary. Karl H. F. Rosenbusch". Geological Magazine. 51: 140–141. 1914. doi:10.1017/s0016756800138269.

External links[edit]

  • public domain Flett, John Smith (1911). "petrology". Encyclopædia Britannica. 21 (11th ed.). pp. 325–333. — He is mention a number of times in the article specifically: "the more basic minerals precede the less basic; ... is known as Rosenbusch's law" (p. 330).
  • Microscope after Fuess-Rosenbusch introduced as first German petrographic microscope, Berlin approx. 1880