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Tunner, Peter von
b. Untergraden (Styria), May 10, 1809,
d. Leoben (Styria), June 8, 1897, mining expert. 1840 became the
first director of the Vordernberg School of Mining. After it was
transferred to Leoben was director of the Imperial Mining School (from
1861 Mining Academy, today University of Mining and Metallurgy,
Leoben), and was responsible for the outstanding international
reputation of this institution. Very significant contributions to the
field of steel production in a refining hearth and in the puddling
furnace; also introduced the Bessemer and Siemens-Martin open-hearth
processes ( Iron, Steel) After trips to the Urals in 1870 and to the
USA in 1876 he was internationally considered one of the world´s
leading steel specialists.
Works: Gemeinfassl. Darstellung der Stabeisen- und Stahlbereitung in Frischherden, 21858; Russlands Montanind., 1871; Das Eisenhuettenwesen der Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika, 1877. - Editor: Berg- und huettenmaennisches Jahrbuch, 1841-1866.
Literature: H. Lackner, P. T. 1809-97, in: Der Leobener Strauss 8, 1980; Zum Gedenken an P. Ritter v. T., 1997.