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DOMEYK0, Ignaz, Chilian scientist, born in Poland in 1802. He received his primary education in Craco and in 1817 continued his studies in the University of Vienna, where he was graduated. Taking part in the Polish insurrection of 1830-'1, he was obliged to emigrate to France, where he labored in the mines of Alsace, and afterward finished special studies at Paris. In 1838 he accepted the professorship of physics and chemistry at the lyceum of Serena, Chili. In 1846 he was called to the same chair in the National institute and the University of Chili, of which he was rector from 1876 till 1883. He was an associate editor of "El Araucano," "Los Anales de Minas," and "El Semanario de Santiago," and in 1888 began a scientific journey through Europe. He is the author of "Tratado de ensayes" (Serena, 1843: Santiago, 1873) ; " Elementos de Mineralogia" (1844); "La Araucania y sus habitantes" (1845); "Geologia y Geometria Subterrenea" (1873) ; "Excursion a las Cordilleras de Copiape" (1875) ; and "Constitucion Geologica de Chile" (1876).
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