scotland Famous Geologists from Scotland

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

List is made up of people like Charles Lyell and Hugh Falconer.

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

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Andrew Cowper Lawson was a professor of geology at the University of California, Berkeley. He was the editor and co-author of the 1908 report on the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake which became known as the "Lawson Report". He was also the first person to identify and name the San Andreas Fault in ...more

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Age: Died at 91 (1861-1952)

Birthplace: Anstruther, United Kingdom

Profession: Geologist

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Archibald Geikie is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Geologists from Scotland
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Sir Archibald Geikie, OM, KCB, PRS, FRSE, was a Scottish geologist and writer. ...more

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Age: Died at 89 (1835-1924)

Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Profession: Geologist

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Charles Lyell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Geologists from Scotland
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Sir Charles Lyell, 1st Baronet, FRS was a British lawyer and the foremost geologist of his day. He is best known as the author of Principles of Geology, which popularised James Hutton's concepts of uniformitarianism—the idea that the Earth was shaped by the same processes still in operation today. ...more

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Age: Died at 78 (1797-1875)

Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Angus, United Kingdom, + more

Profession: Geologist, Lawyer

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Henry Wesley Voysey


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Age: Died at 72 (1753-1825)

Birthplace: Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Profession: Geologist