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Kenngott, Gustav Adolph

KENNGOTT, GUSTAV ADOLPH (1818-1897), German mineralogist, was born at Breslau on the 6th of January 1818. After being employed in the Hofmineralien Cabinet at Vienna, he became professor of mineralogy in the university of Zurich. He was distinguished for his researches on mineralogy, crystallography and petrology. He died at Lugano, on the 7th of March 1897.

PUBLICATIONS. Lehrbuch der reinen Kryslallographie (1846); Lehrbuch der Mineralogie (1852 and 1857; 5th ed., 1880); Ubersicht der Resultate mineralogischer Forschungen in den Jahren 18441865 (7 vols., 1852-1868); Die Minerale der Schweiz (1866); Elemente der Petrographie (1868).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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