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With 90 biographies, Geologists are the 74th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Comedians, Anthropologists, and Baseball Players.


Pantheon has 89 people classified as geologists born between 1638 and 1965. Of these 89, 7 (7.87%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living geologists include Hiroo Kanamori, Niles Eldredge, and Walter Alvarez. The most famous deceased geologists include Alfred Wegener, Milutin Milanković, and Charles Francis Richter. As of April 2024, 15 new geologists have been added to Pantheon including Hiroo Kanamori, Gustav Heinrich Ralph von Koenigswald, and Alfred Lacroix.

Living Geologists

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Deceased Geologists

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Newly Added Geologists (2024)

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Most geologists were born in United Kingdom (17), United States (16), and Germany (12). By city, the most common birth places were Berlin (2), Copenhagen (2), and London (2).The most common death places of geologists were United Kingdom (18), United States (17), and Germany (9). By city, these were Moscow (6), London (4), and Edinburgh (3).

Places Over Time

The earliest biographies classified as geologists in Pantheon are Jean-André Deluc, James Hutton, and Nicolas Steno.  The concentration of geologists was largest during the Newspaper Era, which lasted from 1700 to 1899. Some birth or death locations for earlier geologists are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.


Which Geologists were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Geologists since 1700.