Franz Ritter von Hauer, or Franz von Hauer (January 30, 1822 – March 20, 1899), was an Austrian geologist.
... Hauer was born in Vienna, the son of Joseph von Hauer (1778-1863), who was equally distinguished as a high Austrian official and authority on finance and as a palaeontologist ... In 1846 he became assistant to Wilhelm von Haidinger at the mineralogical museum in Vienna three years later he joined the imperial geological institute, and in 1866 he was appointed director ... In 1892 von Hauer became a life-member of the upper house (Herrenhaus) of the Austrian parliament ...
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