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Friedrich Adolph Roemer : biography

15 April 1809 - 25 November 1869

Roemer memorial in Clausthal-Zellerfeld Friedrich Adolph Roemer (15 April 1809 – 25 November 1869), German geologist, was born at Hildesheim, in the Kingdom of Westphalia.

His father was a lawyer and councillor of the high court of justice. In 1845 he became professor of mineralogy and geology at Clausthal, and in 1862 director of the School of Mines. He first described the Cretaceous and Jurassic strata of Germany in elaborate works entitled Die Versteinerungen des Norddeutschen Oolith-Gebirges (1836–39), Die Versteinerungen des Norddeutschen Kreidegebirges (1840–41) and Die Versteinerungen des Harzgebirges (1843). He died at Clausthal.

His younger brother, Carl Ferdinand von Roemer, was also a geologist.

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