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Originally appearing in Volume V18, Page 651 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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JOHANN AUGUST GEORG EDMUND MOJSISOVICS VON MOJSVAR (1839—1907), Austro-Hungarian geologist and palaeontologist, son of the surgeon Georg Mojsisovics von Mojsvar (1799—1860), was born at Vienna on the 18th of October 1839. He studied law in Vienna University, taking his doctor's degree in 1864, and in 1867 he entered the Geological Institute, becoming chief geologist in 1870 and vice-director in 1892. He retired in 1900, and died at Mallnitz on the 2nd of October 1907. He paid special attention to the cephalopoda of the Austrian Trias, and his publications include Das Gebirge urn Hallstatt (1873—1876); Die Dolomitrisse von Sudtirol and Venetien (1878—188o); Grundlinien der Geologie von Bosnien-Herzegowina (188o) with E. Tietze and A. Bittner; Die Cephalopoden der mediterranen Triasprovinz (1882); Die cephalopoden der Hallsteitter Kalke (1873—1903); and Beitrage zur Kenntniss der obertriadischen Cephalopodenfaunen des Himalaya (1896). With Melchior Neumayr (1845—1890) he conducted the Beitreige zur Paldontologie and Geologie Oesterreich-Ungarns. In 1862, with Paul Grohmann and Dr Guido von Sommaruga, he founded the Austrian Alpine Club, and he also took part in establishing the German Alpine Club, which combined with the former in 1873.
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