BOOK KIRRIEMUIR HOTELS

Featured Destination

November 2017: Seasonal Fun in Brum

All roads lead to not Rome but Birmingham, or at least they do if you look at a British roadmap. Same with trains. The city ...More
More Uk destinations

Charles Lyell
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Kirriemuir, Angus and Dundee
Born on 14th of November 1797
Died in London
Died on 22nd of February 1875

Born 1797 Kinnordy. Died 1875 - Founder of modern geology


A Scottish geologist whose work has been as influential as Charles Darwin. His first great works were his Principles of Geology (1830-33), followed by his memoir Consolidation of Lava upon steep slopes of Etna. Further works include The Elements of Geology (1838) and The Geological Evidence of the Antiquity of Man (1863). He was knighted in 1848.

Links:
http://www.victorianweb.org/science/lyell.html Victorian Webs take

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Charles Lyell?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

3941 views since 31st January 2007

Brit Quote:
It is a cliche that most cliches are true, but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue - Stephen Fry
More Quotes

On this day:
Mayflower lands - 1620, IRA Bomb Birmingham - 1974
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages