Carl Hermann Credner

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Carl Hermann Credner (1 October 1841 – 21 July 1913) was a German earth scientist and the son of Carl Friedrich Heinrich Credner.


Credner was born at Gotha, educated at Breslau and Göttingen, and took the degree of Ph.D. at Breslau in 1864. From 1864 to 1868, he made extensive geological investigations in North and Central America, the results of which were published in the Zeitschrift der Deutschen Geologischen Gesellschaft, and the Neues Jahrhuch für Mineralogie. In 1870 he was appointed professor of geology in the University of Leipzig, and in 1872 director of the Geological Survey of Saxony.


He is author of numerous publications on the geological formations of Saxony, and published a geological chart of the Kingdom of Saxony (1877 et seq.). He wrote Elemente der Geologie (2 vols., 1872; 7th ed., 1891), regarded as the standard manual in Germany. He also wrote memoirs on Saurians and Labyrinthodonts, for example Die Stegocephalen und Saurier (1881–93). And he wrote Die Urvierfüssler (Eotetrapoda) des sächsischen Rothliegenden (1891).



  •  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainChisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Credner, Carl Friedrich Heinrich" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  • Wikisource-logo.svg Gilman, D. C.; Peck, H. T.; Colby, F. M., eds. (1905). "Credner, Hermann" . New International Encyclopedia (1st ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead.
  • PD-icon.svg Colby, F.; Williams, T., eds. (1928). "Credner, Hermann". New International Encyclopedia. 6 (2nd ed.). New York: Dodd, Mead. p. 239. This source says he was a professor at the University of Göttingen before moving on to Leipzig.

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