Ignacy Domeyko

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Birthday
31, 1802
Birthplace
Belarus
Death Date
Jan 23, 1889 (86)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
31, 1802
Birthplace
Belarus
Death Date
Jan 23, 1889 (86)

About

Polish geologist and meteorologist who contributed to mining technology and introduced Latin America to the metric system. Many things have been named in his honor, including the mineral domeykite, the shellfish, Nautilus domeykus, and the asteroid 2784 Domeyko.

Before Fame

He participated in the November 1830 uprising against the Russian Empire.

Trivia

He was given an honorary doctorate by the Jagiellonian University, in Kraków in 1889.

Family Life

His father was a Polish-speaking Lithuanian nobleman.

Associated With

He and writer Adam Mickiewicz were both held at Vilnius' Uniate Basilian monastery during the trials of the Philomaths.