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List of famous male geologists, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male geologists list contains the most prominent and top males known for being geologists. There are thousand of males working as geologists in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic geologists have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a geologist then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male geologists, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male geologists?" and "Who are the best male geologists?"
Charles Darwin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male Geologists
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Charles Robert Darwin, FRS was an English naturalist and geologist, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding. Darwin published his theory of evolution with compelling evidence in his 1859 book On the Origin of Species, overcoming scientific rejection of earlier concepts of transmutation of ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 73 (1809-1882)

Birthplace: The Mount, Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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George Gibbs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Geologists
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George Gibbs was an American ethnologist, naturalist and geologist who contributed to the study of the languages of indigenous peoples in Washington Territory. Known for his expertise on Native American customs and languages, Gibbs participated in numerous treaty negotiations between the U.S. government and the native tribes. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 58 (1815-1873)

Birthplace: Astoria, New York City, New York, United States of America

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John Bidwell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male Geologists
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John Bidwell was known throughout California and across the nation as an important pioneer, farmer, soldier, statesman, politician, prohibitionist and philanthropist. He is famous for leading one of the first emigrant parties, known as the Bartleson–Bidwell Party, along the California Trail, and for founding Chico, California. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 81 (1819-1900)

Birthplace: Chautauqua County, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America, United States, + more

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Harrison Schmitt is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Geologists
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Harrison Hagan "Jack" Schmitt is an American geologist, retired NASA astronaut, university professor and former U.S. senator from New Mexico. In December 1972, as one of the crew on board Apollo 17, Schmitt became the first member of NASA's first scientist-astronaut group to fly in space. As Apollo 17 was the last of the Apollo missions, he also became the twelfth person to set foot on the Moon, and as of 2014, the second-to-last person to step off of the Moon. Schmitt also remains the first and only professional scientist to have flown beyond low Earth orbit and to have visited the Moon. He was influential within the community of geologists supporting the Apollo program and, before starting ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 82

Birthplace: Santa Rita, New Mexico, United States of America

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