Franz-Joseph Müller Freiherr von Reichenstein or Franz-Joseph Müller von Reichenstein (1 July 1740 or 4 October 1742 - 12 October 1825 or 1826) was an Austrian mineralogist and mining engineer. Müller held several positions in the Austria-Hungarian administration of mines and coinage in the Banat, Transylvania, and Tyrol. During his time in Transylvania he discovered tellurium in 1782. In his later career he became member of the imperial council in Vienna and was knighted to the rank of an Freiherr in 1820.
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