Georg Agricola

Also known as

  • Georg Bauer


Mineralogist and historian. He studied in the mining district of Chemnitz, where he was also Saxon historiographer, and defended Catholicism amidst a Protestant society. His most important work describes contemporary mining and smelting methods. He is called the “Father of Mineralogy.”



MLA Citation

  • “Georg Agricola”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 12 November 2019. Web. 3 March 2021. <>