Josef Felix Pompeckj

German paleontologist and geologist / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Josef Felix Pompeckj (May 10, 1867, Groß-Köllen – July 8, 1930, Berlin) was a German paleontologist and geologist.

Josef Felix Pompeckj (1867–1930)

He was born in Groß-Köllen (now Kolno in Poland). He studied geology and paleontology at the University of Königsberg, receiving his doctorate in 1890 with the thesis Die Trilobitenfauna der ost- und westpreußischen Diluvialgeschiebe. In 1903 he became an associate professor in Munich, and from 1904 taught classes in geology and mineralogy at the agricultural college in Hohenheim.[1]

In 1907 he relocated to the University of Göttingen, where he eventually became a full professor of geology and paleontology. From 1913 he worked as a professor at Tübingen, then in 1917 moved to the University of Berlin as successor to Wilhelm von Branca. At Berlin, he was appointed director of Geologisch-Paläontologischen Institut und Museum.[1]