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William Smith
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Born in Churchill, Oxfordshire
Born on 23rd of March 1769
Died on 28th of August 1839

Born 1769. Died 1839 - English civil engineer and geologist.

Appointed engineer to Somerset Coal Canal (1979-99). Produced coloured geological map of country around Bath. Created first geological map of England and maps of the English counties. Regarded as father of English geology.

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