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Haüy, Rene Just, 1743-1822



  • Existence: 1743 - 1822

René Just Haüy (28 February 1743 – 3 June 1822) was a French priest and mineralogist, commonly styled the Abbé Haüy after he was made an honorary canon of Notre Dame. Due to his innovative work on crystal structure and his four-volume Traité de Minéralogie (1801), he is often referred to as the "Father of Modern Crystallography". During the French revolution he also helped to establish the metric system.

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Rene Just Haüy letter

Mss 819563
Identifier: Mss 819563
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