Georgius Agricola


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The author of works on ‘geology’ and mineral classification, and of the first comprehensive record of mining, De Re Metallica (1556). Using Roman sources and contemporary German knowledge, his books became basic reference material for two centuries.

Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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