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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 885 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BARON VON WOLFGANG XAVER FRANZ KOBELL (1803-1882), German mineralogist, was born at Munich on the 19th of July 1803. He studied chemistry and mineralogy at Landshut (1820-1823), and in 1826 became professor of mineralogy in the university of Munich. He introduced some new methods of mineral analyses, and in 1855 invented the stauroscope for the study of the optical properties of crystals. He contributed numerous papers to scientific journals, and described many new minerals. He died at Munich on the 1th of November, 1882. PuBL1cATfoxs.-Charakteristik der Mineralien (2 vols. 1830-1831) ; Tafeln zur Bestimmung der Mineralien &c. (1833; and later editions, ed. 12, by K. Oebbeke, 1884); Grundzuge der Mineralogie (1838); Geschichte der Mineralogie von z6go-1860 (1864).
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