Friedel, Georges

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Friedel, Georges Gender: M
born on 19 July 1865 at 11:00 (= 11:00 AM )
Place Mulhouse, France, 47n45, 7e20
Timezone LMT m7e20 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Lescaut
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 26°41' s_mo.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 15°19 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 09°01'

Georges Friedel


French mineralogist and crystallographer who concerned himself with the theories of Auguste Bravais, the founder of crystallography. Friedel was able to demonstrate the theoretical ideas of Bravais (the Bravais lattice) with the help of x-ray diffraction experiments on crystals. One of his most important discoveries was the law that now bears his name (Friedel's law).

In 1897, Georges Friedel synthesised and identified calcium chloroaluminate which received his name (Friedel's salt). Georges Friedel also synthesised calcium aluminate in 1903 in the framework of his work on the macles theory.

He died on 11 December 1933, aged 68, in Strasbourg.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes Lescaut.


  • Vocation : Science : Geology (Mineralogist and crystallographer)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Friedel's salt)
  • Notable : Famous : Founder/ originator (Friedel's law)