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

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

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Albert Heim is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Geologists from Switzerland
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Albert Heim


Albert Heim was a Swiss geologist, noted for his three-volume Geologie der Schweiz. Born at Zürich, he was educated at Zürich and Berlin universities. Very early in life he became interested in the physical features of the Alps, and at the age of sixteen he made a model of the Tödi group. This came to the notice of Arnold Escher von der Linth, to whom Heim was indebted for much encouragement and geological instruction in the field. In 1873 he became professor of geology in the polytechnic school at Zürich, and in 1875 professor of geology in the university. In the same year he married Marie Heim-Vögtlin, Switzerland's first woman physician. In 1882 he was appointed director of the Geological ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 88 (1849-1937)

Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland

Arnold Henry Guyot is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Geologists from Switzerland
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Arnold Henry Guyot was a Swiss-American geologist and geographer. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 77 (1807-1884)

Birthplace: Boudevilliers, Switzerland

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Eugène Renevier


Eugène Renevier Swiss geologist, was born at Lausanne, Switzerland, as a descendant of a noble family. In 1857 he became professor of geology and paleontology in the University of Lausanne. He is distinguished for his researches on the geology and paleontology of the Alps, on which subjects he published numerous papers in the proceedings of the scientific societies in Switzerland and France. With F. J. Pictet he wrote a memoir on the Fossiles du terrain aptien de la Perte-du-Rhone. In 1894 he was appointed president of the Swiss Geological Commission, and also of the International Geological Congress held that year at Zurich, in the previous meetings of which he had taken a prominent part. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 75 (1831-1906)

Birthplace: Lausanne, Switzerland

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Hans Georg Stehlin


Hans Georg Stehlin was a Swiss paleontologist and geologist. He specialized himself on vertebrate paleontology, particularly on the study of Cenozoic mammals. He published numerous papers on primates and ungulates. He was president of the commission of the Natural History Museum of Basel. In 1910 he coined the term Grande Coupure to refer to the extinction event occurred 33.9 millions of years ago, which defines the Eocene-Oligocene limit. It originated a huge change on the organism and especially on the mammals of Europe. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 71 (1870-1941)