List of famous male mineralogists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male mineralogists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being mineralogists. There are thousand of males working as mineralogists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic mineralogists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a mineralogist then the people below should give you inspiration.
People on this list include James Dwight Dana and James Smithson.While this isn't a list of all male mineralogists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male mineralogists?" and "Who are the best male mineralogists?"
Su Song was a renowned Han Chinese polymath who was described as a scientist, mathematician, statesman, astronomer, cartographer, horologist, medical doctor, pharmacologist, mineralogist, zoologist, botanist, mechanical and architectural engineer, poet, antiquarian, and ambassador of the Song Dynasty. Su Song was the engineer of a hydro-mechanical astronomical clock tower in medieval Kaifeng, which employed the use of an early escapement mechanism. The escapement mechanism of Su's clock tower had been invented by Buddhist monk Yi Xing and government official Liang Lingzan in 725 AD to operate a water-powered armillary sphere, although Su's armillary sphere was the first to be provided with a ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Died at 81 (1020-1101)
Birthplace: Quanzhou, Chinasee more on Su Song
James Dwight Dana was an American geologist, mineralogist, volcanologist, and zoologist. He made pioneering studies of mountain-building, volcanic activity, and the origin and structure of continents and oceans around the world. ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Died at 82 (1813-1895)
Birthplace: Utica, New York, United States of Americasee more on James Dwight Dana
James Smithson, MA, FRS was an English chemist and mineralogist. He was the founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution. Smithson was the illegitimate child of the 1st Duke of Northumberland, and was born secretly in Paris, possibly in the Pentemont Abbey, as Jacques-Louis Macie. Eventually, he was naturalized in England and attended university, studying chemistry and mineralogy. At the age of twenty-two, he changed his surname from Macie to Smithson, his father's pre-marriage surname. Smithson traveled extensively throughout Europe publishing papers about his findings. Considered a talented amateur in his field, Smithson maintained an inheritance he acquired from his mother and other ...more on Wikipedia
Age: Died at 65 (1764-1829)
Birthplace: Paris, Francesee more on James Smithson