agricola, georg defined in 1939 yearagricola, georg - Agricola, georg (1490 1555);
agricola, georg - Latinised name of the German scientist and author, Georg Bauer. Born March 24, 1490, at Glauchau, Saxony, he has been called by German writers the father of mineralogy. He studied chemistry, medicine, and physics at Leipzig; and, having taken his doctor's degree in Italy, returned to Germany and began practice as a physician at Joachimsthal. Later he moved to Chemnitz. Prince Maurice of Saxony made him his historiographer. His principal work, De Re Metallica, published in twelve volumes in 1556, was long the standard work on mining and metallurgy. He died at Chemnitz, Nov. 21, 1556.
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