Milutin Milankovic


Birthday May 28, 1879

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace Croatia

DEATH DATE Dec 12, 1958 (79)

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Serbian scientist who made many influential discoveries in relation to the Earth's climate. Among his key contributions to modern climatology is an understanding of how the Earth's climate is impacted by its position in relation to the sun.

Before Fame

He was a top student at the Vienna University of Technology, where he studied Civil Engineering.


The European Geophysical Society's Milutin Milankovitch Medal, awarded to those who have made significant contributions to climatology, was founded in his honor in 1993.

Family Life

He had a twin sister and three brothers who died of tuberculosis.

Associated With

He and England's James Lovelock are both renowned climatologists.