The New International Encyclopædia/Rein, Johannes Justus

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REIN, rīn, Johannes Justus (1835—). A German geographer, born at Raunheim-on-the-Main, and educated in mathematics and science at the University of Giessen. He made various scientific journeys in Europe, Asia, and America, and was appointed professor of geography at the University of Marburg in 1876, and subsequently at Bonn. His publications include Japan, nach Reisen und Studien (1881-86), which was translated into English, under the title, Japan, Travels and Researches (1884), as was also his book on Japanese industries (1889); and Columbus und seine vier Reisen nach Westen (1892).