Johann Reinhard Blum

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Johann Reinhard Blum

Johann Reinhard Blum (born October 28, 1802 in Hanau ; † August 21, 1883 in Heidelberg ) was a German mineralogist .


Between 1821 and 1825, Blum completed a political education at the universities in Heidelberg and Marburg. He then began studying mineralogy in Heidelberg, where he received his doctorate and qualified as a professor in 1828. In 1838 he received an extraordinary and in 1856 a full professorship for mineralogy in Heidelberg. He was a member of the Society of German Natural Scientists and Doctors . He was a founding member of the Upper Rhine Geological Association .

Blum was a member of the extinct corps Hassia Heidelberg (1821) and Hassia Marburg (1824).

He is buried in the Heidelberg Bergfriedhof .


  • Lithurgics or minerals and rock types are dealt with systematically according to their application in economic, artistic and technical terms . E. Schweizerbart's publishing house , Stuttgart 1840
  • Text-book of oryctognosia ; Stuttgart 1854
  • The Mineraliencabinet of the University of Heidelberg ; Heidelberg 1869
  • Handbook of lithology or rock theory ; Erlangen 1860
  • The pseudomorphoses of the mineral kingdom ; Heidelberg 1879


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  3. Members of the Society of German Natural Scientists and Doctors 1857
  4. ^ Kösener corps lists 1910, 160 , 167; 114 , 47

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