Deodat Dolomieu was born in Dolomieu, France, June 23, 1750, and died November 16, 1801. In infancy he was created a Knight of Malta. He seemed precocious in many directions. When nineteen years of age he quarreled with a companion and killed him. He was condemned to death for the crime, but after nine months' imprisonment, he was pardoned on account of his, youth: He early became interested in geology and mineralogy, and wrote some important treatises on his favorite subjects, especially while residing in Metz, the interesting old capital of Lorraine.
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"Dolomites From the Austrian Tyrol and Other Localities,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 29(1), 349-353.
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