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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.

This list includes Louis Agassiz, Jean-André Deluc and more people.

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 ...more

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

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 ...more

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 ...more

Age: Died at 71 (1870-1941)