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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

Invented a barometer/thermometer used to measure altitudes

Invented a aerometer for measuring specific weights of bodies

Conceived Bustamantine theodolite  
Designed and built hydraulic pumps for mines waters 

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