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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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Christian Leopold von Buch is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Geologists from Germany
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Christian Leopold von Buch


Christian Leopold von Buch was a German geologist and paleontologist born in Stolpe an der Oder and is remembered as one of the most important contributors to geology in the first half of the nineteenth century. His scientific interest was devoted to a broad spectrum of geological topics: volcanism, ...more

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Age: Died at 79 (1774-1853)

Birthplace: Angermünde, Germany

Profession: Geologist

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Ernst Dieffenbach is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Geologists from Germany
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Johann Karl Ernst Dieffenbach, also known as Ernest Dieffenbach, was a German physician, geologist and naturalist, the first trained scientist to live and work in New Zealand, where he travelled widely under the auspices of the New Zealand Company, returning in 1841–42 and publishing in English his ...more

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Age: Died at 44 (1811-1855)

Birthplace: Giessen, Germany

Profession: Physician, Naturalist, Geologist, Mountaineer

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Ernst Heinrich Karl von Dechen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Geologists from Germany
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Ernst Heinrich Karl von Dechen


Ernst Heinrich Karl von Dechen was a German geologist. He was born in Berlin, and was educated at the University of Berlin. He subsequently studied mining in Bochum and Essen, and was in 1820 placed in the mining department of the Prussian state, serving on the staff until 1864. Dechen was a ...more

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Age: Died at 89 (1800-1889)

Birthplace: Berlin, Germany

Profession: Geologist

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Felix Andries Vening Meinesz is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Geologists from Germany
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Felix Andries Vening Meinesz was a Dutch geophysicist and geodesist. He is known for his invention of a precise method for measuring gravity. Thanks to his invention, it became possible to measure gravity at sea, which led him to the discovery of gravity anomalies above the ocean floor. He later ...more

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Age: Died at 79 (1887-1966)

Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands

Profession: Scientist, Geologist

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Ferdinand von Hochstetter is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Geologists from Germany
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Ferdinand von Hochstetter


Christian Gottlieb Ferdinand Ritter von Hochstetter was a German geologist. He was born at Esslingen, Württemberg, the son of Christian Ferdinand Friedrich Hochstetter, a clergyman and professor at Bonn, who was also a botanist and mineralogist. Having received his early education at the evangelical ...more

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Age: Died at 55 (1829-1884)

Birthplace: Esslingen am Neckar, Germany

Profession: Geologist

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Ferdinand von Roemer is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Geologists from Germany
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Carl Ferdinand von Roemer, German geologist, had originally been educated for the legal profession at Göttingen, but became interested in geology, and abandoning law in 1840, studied science at the University of Berlin, where he graduated Ph.D. in 1842. Two years later he published his first work, ...more

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Age: Died at 73 (1818-1891)

Birthplace: Hildesheim, Germany

Profession: Geologist

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Ferdinand Zirkel is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Geologists from Germany
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Ferdinand Zirkel was a German geologist and petrographer. ...more

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Age: Died at 74 (1838-1912)

Birthplace: Bonn, Germany

Profession: Geologist

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Franz Kossmat was an Austrian-German geologist, for twenty years the director of the Geological Survey of Saxony under both the kingdom and the subsequent German Republic. Kossmat was professor of Mineralogy and Geology at the Graz University of Technology. From 1913 to 1934 Kossmat was the director ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1871-1938)

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Profession: Geologist

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