Name of several early saints, from Latiniustus (“just”).
The work of Justus Byrgius is described in the article Logarithm.
His translation of the German Catechism of Justus Jonas, known as Cranmer's Catechism, appeared in the following year.
In 1840 the appearance of Chemistry in its Application to Agriculture and Physiology by Justus von Liebig set on foot a movement in favour of scientific husbandry, the most notable outcome of which was the establishment by Sir John Bennet Lawes in 1843 of the experimental station of Rothamsted.
Schmidt, Justus Menius, der Reformator Thilringens (1867); Wagenmann, in Allgemeine deutsche Biog.
But the real founder of systematic instruction in our science was Justus von Liebig, who, having accepted the professorship at Giessen in 1824, made his chemical laboratory and course of instruction the model of all others.