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Famous Geologists from England

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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
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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
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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
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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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    James Parkinson
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    James Parkinson FGS was an English surgeon, apothecary, geologist, palaeontologist, and political activist. He is most famous for his 1817 work, An Essay on the Shaking Palsy in which he was the first to describe "paralysis agitans", a condition that would later be renamed Parkinson's disease by ...more

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    • Age: Died at 69 (1755-1824)
    • Birthplace: Shoreditch, London, England
    • Profession: Physician, Surgeon, Geologist
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    John Bicknell Auden was an English geologist and explorer, and an official with the World Health Organization. He worked for many years with the Geological Survey of India. Auden's Col is named after him. Auden was born in York, the second son of George Augustus Auden and older brother of W. H. Auden.more

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    • Age: Died at 88 (1903-1991)
    • Profession: Geologist, Explorer
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    John Evans
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    Sir John Evans, KCB, FRS was an English archaeologist and geologist.more

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    • Age: Died at 85 (1823-1908)
    • Birthplace: Burnham, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Geologist, Archaeologist
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    John Jeremiah Bigsby, M.D., F.R.S, F.G.S., F.R.G.S., was an English physician who became known for his work on geology, an interest developed while on military service in Lower and Upper Canada, 1818-1826. He was a member of the American Philosophical Society. Before moving to London, he was Alderman ...more

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    • Age: Died at 89 (1792-1881)
    • Birthplace: Nottingham, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Physician, Geologist
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    John Josias Conybeare, the elder brother of William Daniel Conybeare, was a scholar of Anglo-Saxon. He was an accomplished scholar, and studied at Christ Church, Oxford. He became vicar of Batheaston, and was Rawlinsonian Professor of Anglo-Saxon, and afterwards Professor of Poetry, at the University of ...more

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    • Age: Died at 45 (1779-1824)
    • Profession: Scientist, Geologist
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    John Kidd was an English physician, chemist and geologist. John Kidd was born in Westminster, the son of a naval officer and was educated at Christ Church, Oxford.more

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    • Age: Died at 76 (1775-1851)
    • Birthplace: Westminster, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Chemist, Physician, Geologist
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    John Milne was a British geologist and mining engineer who worked on a horizontal seismograph.more

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    • Age: Died at 63 (1850-1913)
    • Birthplace: Liverpool, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Educator, Geologist, Engineer
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    John Walter Gregory, FRS, was a British geologist and explorer, known principally for his work on glacial geology and on the geography and geology of Australia and East Africa. The Gregory Rift in the Great Rift Valley is named in his honour.more

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    • Age: Died at 68 (1864-1932)
    • Birthplace: Bow, London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Geologist, Writer
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    Nick Schofield

    Nick Schofield is an actor.more

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    • Age: age 35
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Actor, Geologist
    • Credits: Night and Day, Nightmare Hunters
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    Noel Ewart Odell was an English geologist and mountaineer. Born on the Isle of Wight, educated at Brighton College and the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College, in 1924 he was an oxygen officer on the Everest expedition in which George Mallory and Andrew Irvine famously perished during their summit ...more

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    • Age: Died at 97 (1890-1987)
    • Profession: Geologist, Mountaineer
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    Peter Bellinger Brodie

    Peter Bellinger Brodie was an English geologist and churchman, the son of the conveyancer Peter Bellinger Brodie and nephew of Sir Benjamin C. Brodie. He was born in London in 1815. While residing with his father at Lincoln's Inn Fields, he gained some knowledge of natural history and an interest in ...more

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    • Age: Died at 82 (1815-1897)
    • Birthplace: London, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Scientist, Geologist
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    Samuel Allport

    Samuel Allport was an English petrologist.more

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    • Age: Died at 81 (1816-1897)
    • Birthplace: Birmingham, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Scientist, Geologist
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