Georgius Agricola

Georgius Agricola (24 March 1494 – 21 November 1555) was a German scholar and scientist. Known as "the father of mineralogy", he was born at Glauchau in Saxony. His real name was Georg Pawer; Agricola is the Latinised version of his name, Pawer (Bauer) meaning "farmer". He is best known for his book De Re Metallica.

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Georgius Agricola - Final Days
... In spite of the early proof that Agricola had given of the tolerance of his own religious attitude, he was not suffered to end his days in peace ...