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List of notable or famous geologists from England, with bios and photos, including the top geologists born in England and even some popular geologists who immigrated to England. If you're trying to find out the names of famous English geologists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These geologists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known geologist from England is included when available.

This list is made up of people like William Smith and Frederick Wollaston Hutton.

This historic geologists from England list can help answer the questions "Who are some English geologists of note?" and "Who are the most famous geologists from England?" These prominent geologists of England may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected English geologists.

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Sir Clement le Neve Foster FRS was an English geologist and mineralogist. ...more

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Age: Died at 63 (1841-1904)

Birthplace: Camberwell, London, United Kingdom

Profession: Scientist, Geologist

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Edward Daniel Clarke


Edward Daniel Clarke was an English naturalist, mineralogist and traveller. ...more

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Age: Died at 53 (1769-1822)

Birthplace: Willingdon and Jevington, United Kingdom

Profession: Geologist

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Frederick Wollaston Hutton is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Geologists from England
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Captain Frederick Wollaston Hutton, FRS, was an English scientist who applied the theory of natural selection to explain the origins and nature of the natural history of New Zealand. ...more

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Age: Died at 69 (1836-1905)

Birthplace: Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

Profession: Geologist

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George Bellas Greenough is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Geologists from England
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George Bellas Greenough FRS FGS was an English geologist. ...more

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Age: Died at 77 (1778-1855)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Profession: Geologist

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George Julius Poulett Scrope is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Geologists from England
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George Julius Poulett Scrope FRS was an English geologist and political economist as well as a magistrate for Stroud in Gloucestershire. He was the second son of J. Poulett Thompson of Waverley Abbey, Surrey. He was educated at Harrow, and for a short time at Pembroke College, Oxford, but in 1816 he ...more

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Age: Died at 79 (1797-1876)

Birthplace: London, United Kingdom

Profession: Geologist

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Sir George Malcolm Brown, FRS was one of the most respected geologists of the second half of the Twentieth century. His formidable reputation as an igneous petrologist enabled him to become one of the few scientists invited by NASA to work on the moon rock samples recovered from the Apollo 11 lunar ...more

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Age: Died at 72 (1925-1997)

Birthplace: Redcar, United Kingdom

Profession: Petrologist, Geologist

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Henry Nicholas Ridley CMG, MA, FRS, FLS, F.R.H.S. was an English botanist and geologist. Born at West Harling Hall, Norfolk, England. Ridley was the first Scientific Director of the Singapore Botanic Gardens from 1888 to 1911. Ridley spent many years promoting rubber as a commercial product, and in ...more

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Age: Died at 101 (1855-1956)

Birthplace: England

Profession: Geologist, Botanist

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Henry Samuel Boase


Henry Samuel Boase FRS was an Cornish geologist. ...more

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Age: Died at 84 (1799-1883)

Profession: Scientist, Geologist

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