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Charles Lyell
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Born in Kirriemuir, Angus and Dundee
Born on 14th of November 1797
Died in London
Died on 22nd of February 1875

Born 1797 Kinnordy. Died 1875 - Founder of modern geology


A Scottish geologist whose work has been as influential as Charles Darwin. His first great works were his Principles of Geology (1830-33), followed by his memoir Consolidation of Lava upon steep slopes of Etna. Further works include The Elements of Geology (1838) and The Geological Evidence of the Antiquity of Man (1863). He was knighted in 1848.

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