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Alfred Wegener

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Birthday
1, 1880
Birthplace
Berlin, Germany
Death Date
Nov 2, 1930 (50)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
1, 1880
Birthplace
Berlin, Germany
Death Date
Nov 2, 1930 (50)

About

German meteorologist and geophysicist who was the first to postulate the theory of continental drift, which theorizes that the Earth's continents have drifted across the ocean over the years, in 1912.

Before Fame

He had his first major experiences in meteorology working as an assistant to his brother, who was also a scientist.

Trivia

Before the existence of the jet stream was accepted, he was part of several expeditions to Greenland where he studied polar air circulation.

Family Life

He married Elsa Koppen Wegener in 1913.

Associated With

His theories were initially met with criticism from many scientists, including Albert Einstein.