17 Notable alumni of
Freiberg University of Technology

The Freiberg University of Technology is 1940th in the world, 644th in Europe, and 68th in Germany by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 17 notable alumni from the Freiberg University of Technology sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Alexander von Humboldt

    Alexander von Humboldt
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1769-1859 (aged 90)
    Occupations
    naturalistdemographertravel writerexplorerpolymath
    Biography

    Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt was a German polymath, geographer, naturalist, explorer, and proponent of Romantic philosophy and science. He was the younger brother of the Prussian minister, philosopher, and linguist Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767–1835). Humboldt's quantitative work on botanical geography laid the foundation for the field of biogeography. Humboldt's advocacy of long-term systematic geophysical measurement laid the foundation for modern geomagnetic and meteorological monitoring.

  2. Novalis

    Novalis
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1772-1801 (aged 29)
    Enrolled in the Freiberg University of Technology
    In 1797 studied mining engineering
    Occupations
    engineerlyricistphilosopherliterary theoristwriter
    Biography

    Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg, better known by his pen name Novalis (German pronunciation: [noˈvaːlɪs]), was an 18th-century German aristocrat, poet, author, mystic and philosopher of Early German Romanticism.

  3. Theodor Körner

    Theodor Körner
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1791-1813 (aged 22)
    Enrolled in the Freiberg University of Technology
    Studied in 1808
    Occupations
    writerpoet
    Biography

    Carl Theodor Körner was a German poet and soldier. After some time in Vienna, where he wrote some light comedies and other works for the Burgtheater, he became a soldier and joined the Lützow Free Corps in the German uprising against Napoleon. During these times, he displayed personal courage in many fights, and encouraged his comrades by fiery patriotic lyrics he composed, among these being the "Schwertlied" (Sword Song), composed during a lull in fighting only a few hours before his death, and "Lützows wilde Jagd" (Lützow's Wild Chase, or Hunt), each set to music by both Carl Maria von Weber and Franz Schubert. He was often called the "German Tyrtaeus."

  4. Friedrich Mohs

    Friedrich Mohs
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1773-1839 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    university teachercrystallographerphysicistmineralogist
    Biography

    Carl Friedrich Christian Mohs was a German geologist and mineralogist. He was the creator of the Mohs scale of mineral hardness. Mohs also introduced a classification of the crystal forms in crystal systems independently of Christian Samuel Weiss.

  5. Abraham Gottlob Werner

    Abraham Gottlob Werner
    Born in
    Poland Flag Poland
    Years
    1749-1817 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    mineralogistgeologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Abraham Gottlob Werner was a German geologist who set out an early theory about the stratification of the Earth's crust and propounded a history of the Earth that came to be known as Neptunism. While most tenets of Neptunism were eventually set aside, Werner is remembered for his demonstration of chronological succession in rocks; for the zeal with which he infused his pupils; and for the impulse he thereby gave to the study of geology. He has been called the "father of German geology".

  6. Ernst Engel

    Ernst Engel
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1821-1897 (aged 76)
    Enrolled in the Freiberg University of Technology
    Studied in 1842-1846
    Occupations
    statisticianeconomistpolitician
    Biography

    Ernst Engel was a German statistician and economist, famous for the Engel curve and Engel's law.

  7. Clemens Winkler

    Clemens Winkler
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1838-1904 (aged 66)
    Occupations
    chemistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Clemens Alexander Winkler was a German chemist who discovered the element germanium in 1886, solidifying Dmitri Mendeleev's theory of periodicity.

  8. Rudolf Samoylovich

    Rudolf Samoylovich
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1881-1939 (aged 58)
    Occupations
    explorergeographer
    Biography

    Rudolf Lazarevich Samoylovich (Russian: Рудольф Лазаревич Самойлович) (13 September (O.S. 1 September), 1881 – 4 March 1939) was a Soviet polar explorer, professor, and doctor of geographic sciences.

  9. Behbud Khan Javanshir

    Behbud Khan Javanshir
    Born in
    Azerbaijan Flag Azerbaijan
    Years
    1877-1921 (aged 44)
    Enrolled in the Freiberg University of Technology
    Studied in 1906
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Behbud Khan Javanshir Azad Khan oglu was an Azerbaijani politician, diplomat, Minister of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic and Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry.

  10. Kwasi Boachi

    Kwasi Boachi
    Born in
    Ghana Flag Ghana
    Years
    1827-1904 (aged 77)
    Occupations
    mining engineer
    Biography

    Kwasi Boakye or Kwasi Boachi was a Prince of the Ashanti Empire who was sent to the Netherlands together with his cousin, Kwame Poku, in 1837, by his father, King Kwaku Dua Panin, to receive education as part of larger negotiations between the Ashanti and the Dutch about the recruitment of Ashanti soldiers for the Dutch East Indies Army.

  11. Hieronymous Theodor Richter

    Hieronymous Theodor Richter
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1824-1898 (aged 74)
    Occupations
    metallurgistchemistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Hieronymus Theodor Richter was a German chemist.

  12. Paul Heinrich von Groth

    Paul Heinrich von Groth
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1843-1927 (aged 84)
    Occupations
    mineralogistcrystallographeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Paul Heinrich Ritter von Groth was a German mineralogist. His most important contribution to science was his systematic classification of minerals based on their chemical compositions and crystal structures.

  13. Victor Mordechai Goldschmidt

    Victor Mordechai Goldschmidt
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1853-1933 (aged 80)
    Occupations
    philosophercrystallographeruniversity teacher
    Biography

    Victor Mordechai Goldschmidt was a German mineralogist, natural philosopher, and art collector.

  14. Waldemar Lindgren

    Waldemar Lindgren
    Born in
    Sweden Flag Sweden
    Years
    1860-1939 (aged 79)
    Occupations
    mineralogistgeologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Waldemar Lindgren was a Swedish-American geologist. Lindgren was one of the founders of modern economic geology.

  15. August Breithaupt

    August Breithaupt
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1791-1873 (aged 82)
    Occupations
    mineralogistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Johann Friedrich August Breithaupt was a German mineralogist and professor at Freiberg Mining Academy in Freiberg, Saxony.

  16. Ernst Friedrich von Schlotheim

    Ernst Friedrich von Schlotheim
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1764-1832 (aged 68)
    Enrolled in the Freiberg University of Technology
    Studied in 1791-1792
    Occupations
    botanistgeologistpoliticianpaleontologist
    Biography

    Ernst Friedrich, Freiherr von Schlotheim, German palaeontologist and politician, was born in Allmenshausen, Schwarzburg-Sondershausen.

  17. Georg Gottlieb Pusch

    Georg Gottlieb Pusch
    Born in
    Germany Flag Germany
    Years
    1790-1846 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    geologistpaleontologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Georg Gottlieb Pusch or in Polish Jerzy Bogumił Pusz was a German geologist. He wrote Geognostischer Katechismus oder Anweisung zum praktischen Geognosiren für angehende Bergleute und Geognosten Craz und Gerlach., Freiburg 1819., 212 S