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Schott, Charles Anthony

Nathan Reingold

in American National Biography Online

Published in print January 1999 |
Published online February 2000 | e-ISBN: 9780198606697 | DOI:

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Schott, Charles Anthony (07 August 1826–31 July 1901), geophysicist, was born in Mannheim, Germany, the son of Anton Carl Schott, a merchant, and Anna Maria Hoffman. Schott graduated as a civil engineer after six years at the Technische Hochschule, Karlsruhe. The revolution of 1848, in which he briefly participated, and poor career prospects caused him to emigrate that year to the United States. In December 1848 he joined the U.S. Coast Survey, continuing in its service until his death. In 1854 Schott married Theresa Gildermeister; after her death he married her sister Bertha Gildermeister. Schott had one child by the first marriage and four by the second....

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