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Adolphe Remelé
(17 Jul 1839 - 16 Nov 1915)

German mineralogist and geologist who received his PhD in 1864, became a lecturer at Berlin in 1867, then joined the faculty at the Forestry Academy in Eberswalde, teaching chemistry and mineralogy. He published a German translation of Louis-Édouard Rivot’s handbook of mineral chemistry in two volumes, Handbuch der analytischen Mineralchemie (1863, 1866).

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(c.1868) (source)
He [Heinrich Rose] looked upon the various substances that he was manipulating, as well as their reactions, under a thoroughly familial point of view: they were like so many children entrusted to his tutelage. Every time he explained simple, clear, well-defined phenomena, he assumed a jovial and smiling countenance; on the other hand, he almost got angry at certain mischievous bodies, the properties of which did not obey ordinary laws and troubled general theoretical views; in his eyes, this was unruly behavior.
— Adolphe Remelé
As his student, about the lectures of Heinrich Rose, as quoted in entry by Stuart Pierson, 'Rose, Heinrich', in Charles Coulston Gillespie (ed.), Dictionary of Scientific Biography (1975), Vol.11, 541, citing Adolphe Remelé, 'Notice biographique sur le Professeur Henri Rose', in Moniteur Scientifique (1864), 2nd ser., 6, 385–389. [Remelé’s italics.]
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