Miksa (Maximilian) Hantken

Miksa Hantken portraid

HANTKEN, Miksa (1821-1893), organizer and first direcor of the Royal Hungarian Geological Institute (1869-1882), the first professor of Paleontology at the Budapest University (1882-1893), founder of Hungarian paleontology. He was a world-scale expert in foraminiferology, especially in Nummulites. He was the pionir in microfacies studies in rock thin setions, and microplaleontological studies fro the cuttings of the drillings. He was he first to describe comprehensively the geological setting and mining conditions of coal deposits in Hungary (1878). (After Bogsch 1977).

The latest biographical, bibliographical and scientific historical information about Hantken: here

Görög, Á., Szinger, B. & Szentesi, Z. (2022): Heritage of Miksa Hantken here

Görög, Á., Szente, I. & Szentesi, Z. (2022): The Hantken living among us here