Abbé René Just Haüy

Abbé René Just Haüy

Haüy, René Just, Abbé, 1743-1822, French mineralogist, an authority on crystals. He discovered the geometric law of crystallization and wrote many books and papers on crystallography. He was professor at the Museum of Natural History, Paris, from 1802.
Haüy can refer to several people:

  • René Just Haüy (1743–1822), French mineralogist, brother of Valentin Haüy
  • Valentin Haüy (1745-1822), French founder of the first school for the blind

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