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Sir Roderick Murchison

Person  Male  Born 19/2/1792  Died 22/10/1871

Categories: Science

Countries: Scotland

Born Tarradale, Ross and Cromarty. Had a successful army career and was set to dedicate the rest of his life to fox-hunting, before, with his wife's encouragement, turning to science. Geologist. Worked with Lyell in Europe. Had a long public and furious debate with De la Beche.
Died at home, 16 Belgrave Square.

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