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Andrija Mohorovicic 1857-1936 Andrija Mohorovicic was a prominent Croatian scientist in the field of meteorology and seismology at the end of the nineteenth and in the early twentieth century He was born on 23 January 1857 in Volosko near Opatija where he went to elementary school He attended secondary school in Rijeka and studied mathematics and physics at the Faculty of Philosophy in Prague in 1875 After graduating he first taught in grammar school in Zagreb 1879-1880 and then secondary school in Osijek On 1 November 1882 he began to teach at the Nautical School in Bakar where he remained for 9 years In 1891 he was transferred to the secondary school in Zagreb at his own request and on 1 January 1892 he became the head of the Meteorological Observatory on Gric in Zagreb In 1893 he became the doctor of philosophy at the Zagreb University Soon after he was habilitated as private docent and in 1910 became titular associate university professor From 1893 to 191718 he taught subjects in the fields of geophysics and astronomy at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb In 1893 he became corresponding member and in 1898 full member of what was then the Yugoslav Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb At the end of 1921 he retired and he died in December 1936 He is buried at the Mirogoj Cemetery in Zagreb Work in the Nautical School in Bakar was crucial for the beginning of Andrija Mohorovicics scientific work This is where he first came into direct contact with meteorology which he taught at the Nautical School and which absorbed him to such a degree that he founded a meteorological station in Bakar in 1887 When he became head of the Meteorological Observatory in Zagreb 1892 he concentrated on three fields He gave a scientific interpretation of some meteorological phenomena In 1901 he was appointed head of the complete meteorological service of Croatia and
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