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Charles Lyell

Person  Male  Born 14/11/1797  Died 22/2/1875

Categories: Science, Law

Countries: Scotland

Born at Kinnordy House, near Kirriemuir, Angus, Scotland. Geologist. A practicing lawyer, deliberately working all over the country so he could study the local geology. His multi-volume "Principles of Geology" shaped our understanding of how the Earth was formed. Worked with Murchison in Europe. One of the Commissioners for the Great Exhibition. Godfather to Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Buried in Westminster Abbey.

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Great Exhibition and Prince Albert

Designed by Joseph Durham with modifications by Sydney Smirke. Inaugurated by...

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Lyell & Gladstone

LCC In a house on this site lived from 1854 - 1875, Sir Charles Lyell, geolo...

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