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Sandberger, Karl Ludwig Fridolin Von

SANDBERGER, KARL LUDWIG FRIDOLIN VON (1826-1898), German palaeontologist and geologist, was born at Dillenburg, Nassau, on the 22nd of November 1826. He was educated at the universities of Bonn, Heidelberg and Giessen, at the last of which he graduated Ph.D. in 1846. He then studied at the university of Marburg, where he wrote his first essay, Ubersicht der geologischen Verhallnisse des Herzogtums Nassau (1847). In 1849 he became curator of the Natural History Museum at Wiesbaden, and began to study the Tertiary strata of the Mayence Basin, and also the Devonian fossils of the Rhenish provinces, on which he published elaborate memoirs. In 1855 he was appointed professor of mineralogy and geology at the Polytechnic Institute at Karlsruhe, and he took part in the geological survey of Baden. From 1863 to 1896 he was professor of mineralogy and geology at the university of Wurzburg. His great work Die Land- und Susswasser-Conchylien der Vorwelt was published in 1870-1875. Later he issued an authoritative work on mineral veins, Untersuchungen iiber Erzgdnge (1882-1885). He died at Wurzburg on the nth of April 1898. His brother GUIDO SANDBERGER (1821-1869) was an authority on fossil cephalopoda, and together they published Die Versteinerungen de& rheinischen Schichtensy stems in Nassau (1850-1856).

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

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