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FRANZ ERNST BRUCKMANN (1697–1753)

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 678 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FRANZ ERNST BRUCKMANN (1697–1753), German mineralogist, was born on the 27th of September 1697 at Marienthal near Helmstadt. Having qualified as a medical man in 1721, he practised at Brunswick and afterwards at Wolfenbiittel. His leisure time was given up to natural history, and especially to mineralogy and botany. He appears to have been the first to introduce the term oolithus to rocks that resemble in structure the roe of a fish; whence the terms oolite and oolitic. He died at Wolfenbiittel on the 21st of March 1753. He published Magnalia Dei in locis subterraneis (Brunswick, 1727), Historia naturalis curiosa lapidis (1727), and Thesaurus subterraneus Ducatus Brunsvigii (1728).
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