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List of notable or famous geologists from Germany, with bios and photos, including the top geologists born in Germany and even some popular geologists who immigrated to Germany. If you're trying to find out the names of famous German 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 Germany is included when available.

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

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Abraham Gottlob Werner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Geologists from Germany
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Abraham Gottlob Werner was a German geologist who set out an early theory about the stratification of the Earth's crust and propounded a history of the Earth that came to be known as Neptunism. While most tenets of Neptunism were eventually set aside, Werner is remembered for his demonstration of ...more

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Age: Died at 68 (1749-1817)

Birthplace: Osiecznica, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

Profession: Geologist

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Adolf Overweg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Geologists from Germany
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Adolf Overweg was a German geologist, astronomer, and traveler from Hamburg. As a member of a mission to fix trade routes in Central Africa he became the first person of European origin to circumnavigate Lake Chad by boat. In 1849, he joined a 3-man expedition under the command of James Richardson ...more

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Age: Died at 30 (1822-1852)

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Profession: Geologist

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Alfred Philippson is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Geologists from Germany
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Alfred Philippson was a German geologist and geographer. He was born at Bonn, son of Ludwig Philippson. He received his education at the gymnasium and university of his native town and at the University of Leipzig. In 1892 he became Privatdozent at Bonn, was appointed assistant professor seven years ...more

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Age: Died at 89 (1864-1953)

Birthplace: Bonn, Germany

Profession: Geologist

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Alfred Wegener is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Geologists from Germany
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Alfred Lothar Wegener was a German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist. During his lifetime he was primarily known for his achievements in meteorology and as a pioneer of polar research, but today he is most remembered as the originator of the theory of continental drift by ...more

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Age: Died at 50 (1880-1930)

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Profession: Scientist, Geologist, Astronomer

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