Dr. Jozsef Krenner was a scientist from Hungary who’s mostly known for discovering several types of minerals.
Facts about Jozsef Sandor Krenner:
- Krenner was born on 3rd March 1839 in Buda(Now part of Budapest), Hungary.
- He studied at universities in Vienna and Tubingen.
- He obtained a PhD in 1865.
- Krenner worked in the Hungarian National Museum as a mineral expert.
- He was also as a lecturer at the Technical University of Budapest.
- In 1888 he became a member of the Hungarian Academy of Science.
- Krenner has over 37 publications in 3 different languages.
- He is credited with discovering 15 new minerals, previously unknown to man. One of them is Krennite, which is named after Jozsef Krenner himself.
- Krenner had exceptional drawing skills and was also very good at playing the violin.
- As a 10 year old boy, he performed violin solos at the churches in his hometown.
- He also did violin shows in the opera.
- Jozsef Krenner died on 6th January 1920.
- He’s buried at the Kerepesi Cemetry in Jozsefvaros, Budapest.