Charles Lyell

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Birthday
14, 1797
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
feb 22, 1875 (77)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
14, 1797
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
feb 22, 1875 (77)

About

British geologist and author of Principles of Geology, which popularized the concept of uniformitarianism. He was one of the first scientists to postulate that the earth is older than 200 million years, which was the commonly accepted notion during the 19th century.

Before Fame

His passion for geology coincided with his deteriorating vision.

Trivia

Charles Darwin was one of his closest friends but he continued to reject the concept of evolution in each of the first nine editions of the Principles.

Family Life

He had nine younger siblings.

Associated With

Another famous geologist like Lyell was James Parkinson.