Famous Geologists from Germany

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
    Dec. at 67 (1749-1817)
    • Birthplace: Osiecznica, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Poland
    Abraham Gottlob Werner (25 September 1749 – 30 June 1817) 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 ...more
  • Adolf Overweg
    Dec. at 30 (1822-1852)
    • Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany
    Adolf Overweg (July 24, 1822 – September 27, 1852) 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 ...more
  • Alfred Philippson
    Dec. at 89 (1864-1953)
    • Birthplace: Bonn, Germany
    Alfred Philippson (1 January 1864 – 28 March 1953) 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 ...more
  • Alfred Wegener
    Dec. at 50 (1880-1930)
    • Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
    Alfred Lothar Wegener (; German: [ˈʔalfʁeːt ˈveːgənɐ]; 1 November 1880 – November 1930) was a German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist. During his lifetime he was primarily known for ...more
  • Alphons Stübel

    Alphons Stübel

    Dec. at 69 (1835-1904)
    • Birthplace: Leipzig, Germany
    Moritz Alphons Stübel (26 July 1835 – 10 November 1904) was a German geologist and vulcanologist who was a native of Leipzig. He studied chemistry and mineralogy at the University of Leipzig. With ...more
  • Carl Friedrich Heinrich Credner

    Carl Friedrich Heinrich Credner

    Dec. at 67 (1809-1876)
    • Birthplace: Waltershausen, Germany
    Carl Friedrich Heinrich Credner (13 March 1809 – 28 September 1876) was a German geologist.