Anker, Mathias Josef#
b. Graz (Styria), May 6, 1771, d. Graz (Styria), April 3, 1843, mineralogist and surgeon, 1817 scientific expert and curator at the Joanneum in Graz. First to examine the geological structure of Styria and to publish a geological map of the province. The mineral ankerite (a carbonate of iron) was named after him.
Works#Kurze Darstellung der mineralog.-geognost. Gebirgsverhaeltnisse der Stmk., 1835 (with a geological map of Styria).