William Loftus

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Birthday
13, 1820
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 27, 1858 (38)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
13, 1820
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 27, 1858 (38)

About

English geologist, explorer, and archaeological excavation expert who discovered the ancient city of Uruk, Sumeria in 1849. He was at one point the assistant geologist for the Geological Survey of India before falling ill.

Before Fame

He began studying geology at Caius College, Cambridge in 1840. In 1849, he joined England's Turco-Persian Boundary Commission, working as a geologist and naturalist.

Trivia

He worked briefly for the Geological Survey of India during the 1850s.

Family Life

In 1845 he married Charlotte Thulbourne. At 38 years old he died at sea.

Associated With

He and Vivian Fuchs were fellow British explorers and geologists.