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LEMPE, Johann Friedrich.

(1757 – 1801)

(Born: Weida, Kreis Neustadt, Germany, 7 March 1757; Died: Freiberg, Germany, 6 February 1801) German mining engineer.

Lempe was professor of mathematics and physics at the mining academy in Freiberg. He authored works on technology and mining and edited the 13 volumes of the Magazin für Bergbaukunde (1785-99).

Biographical references: ADB. DBA: I 752, 406-412. Hamberger & Meusel, Gelehrte Teutschland, 1796-1834. Jöcher, Gelehrten-Lexikon, 1750-51. Poggendorff: 1, col. 1421. Schiffner, Alter Freiberger Bergstudenten, 1935-40: 1, 241 & 3, 160. WBI.

Magazin der Bergbaukunde (Dresden, 1785).
See under: Magazin Der Bergbaukunde.

1. German, 1787.
Bermännisches Rechenbuch. Freiberg, S.F. Barthel, 1787.

8°: [32], 580 p.

Rare. The foreword is dated 1 May 1787, and signed by Lempe. Here an account of the mathematics required for foremen and supervisors in the mining industry is presented. Information on the various measurement systems for weight, length, volume, and currencies for other European countries is included.

Bibliographical references: BL. Jonathan Hill, Bookseller: cat. 11 (1983), no. 100. Katalog Bergakademie Freiberg, 1879: p. 399 [II. 167.]. NUC [no copy listed].

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