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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 137 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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KARL LUDWIG FRIDOLIN VON SANDBERGER (1826-1898), German palaeontologist and geologist, was born at Dillenburg, Nassau, on the 22nd of November 1826. He was educated at the universities of Bonn, Heidelberg and Giessen, at the last of which he graduated Ph.D. in 1846. He then studied at the university of Marburg, where he wrote his first essay, Ubersicht der geologischen Verhaltnisse des Herzogtums Nassau (1847). In 1849 he became curator of the Natural History Museum at Wiesbaden, and began to study the Tertiary strata of the Mayence Basin, and also the Devonian fossils of the Rhenish provinces, on which he published elaborate memoirs. In 1855 he was appointed professor of mineralogy and geology at the Poly-technic Institute at Karlsruhe, and he took part in the geological survey of Baden. From 1863 to 1896 he was professor of mineralogy and geology at the university of Wurzburg. His great work Die Land- and Siisswasser-Conchylien der Vorwelt was published in 1870-1875. Later he issued an authoritative work on mineral veins, Untersuchungen caber Erzgange (1882-1885). He died at Wurzburg on the 11th of April 1898. His brother GUIDO SANDBERGER (1821-1869) was an authority on fossil cephalopoda, and together they published Die Versteinerungen des rheinischen Schichtensystems in Nassau (1850-1856). SAND-EEL 137
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