Abraham Gottlob Werner

1749 - 1817

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Abraham Gottlob Werner (German: [ˈaːbʁaham ˈɡɔtloːp ˈvɛʁnɐ]; 25 September 1749 – 30 June 1817) was a German geologist who set out an early theory about the stratification of the Earth's crust and propounded a history of the Earth that came to be known as Neptunism. While most tenets of Neptunism were eventually set aside, Werner is remembered for his demonstration of chronological succession in rocks; for the zeal with which he infused his pupils; and for the impulse he thereby gave to the study of geology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Abraham Gottlob Werner has received more than 90,181 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Abraham Gottlob Werner is the 14th most popular geologist (down from 12th in 2019), the 279th most popular biography from Poland (down from 200th in 2019) and the most popular Geologist.

Abraham Gottlob Werner was a German geologist and professor at the University of Freiberg. He is most famous for his work on the geological history of the Earth, which he published in 1837.

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Among geologists, Abraham Gottlob Werner ranks 14 out of 59Before him are Andrija Mohorovičić, Friedrich Mohs, Eduard Suess, Francis Beaufort, Vasily Dokuchaev, and Beno Gutenberg. After him are William Smith, Ignacy Domeyko, Gideon Mantell, Christian Leopold von Buch, Giuseppe Mercalli, and John Tuzo Wilson.

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Among people born in 1749, Abraham Gottlob Werner ranks 15Before him are Marie Thérèse Louise of Savoy, Princesse de Lamballe, Lorenzo Da Ponte, Daniel Rutherford, Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, Adélaïde Labille-Guiard, and Vittorio Alfieri. After him are Alexander Radishchev, Johann Nikolaus Forkel, Georg Joseph Vogler, Jean-Marie Collot d'Herbois, Martin Vahl, and Charles James Fox. Among people deceased in 1817, Abraham Gottlob Werner ranks 17Before him are Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin, Theroigne de Mericourt, William Bligh, Fyodor Ushakov, Karl Theodor Anton Maria von Dalberg, and Nakşidil Sultan. After him are Usman dan Fodio, Étienne Méhul, Duke Louis of Württemberg, Princess Hermine of Anhalt-Bernburg-Schaumburg-Hoym, Infante Antonio Pascual of Spain, and Jean-André Deluc.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Abraham Gottlob Werner ranks 279 out of 1,454Before him are Carl Gotthard Langhans (1732), Franz Mehring (1846), Jan Kochanowski (1530), Hermann Schwarz (1843), Stanislav Kosior (1889), and Michał Kleofas Ogiński (1765). After him are Hugo Steinhaus (1887), Moïse Kisling (1891), Tekla Bądarzewska-Baranowska (1834), Sepp Piontek (1940), Robert Wiene (1873), and Jan Karski (1914).

Among GEOLOGISTS In Poland

Among geologists born in Poland, Abraham Gottlob Werner ranks 1After him are Henryk Arctowski (1871).