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José María Bustamante

José María de Bustamante y Septién, Mexican geographer, naturalist, physicist and astronomer (Guanajuato 1786 – Ciudad de Mexico 1834)

SCIENTIFIC LEGACY
Inventions

A barometer/thermometer used to measure altitudes

An aerometer for measuring specific weights of bodies

A gravimeter (1831) 

Bustamantine theodolite  
Hydraulic pumps for waters from mines 

Performed studies about plants of Mexican flora

Studied rocks and mineral species, discovering a new mineral that sent to Brongniart and in his honor was called bustamite