Johan August Brinell
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Brinell, Johan August
Born Nov. 21, 1849, in Bringetofta; died June 17, 1925, in Stockholm. Swedish engineer; author of works on the metallurgy of steel and the determination of hardness in metals and alloys. In 1900, Brinell proposed a statical method of determining the hardness of metals. It became widely used in engineering and is called the Brinell Method.