Arthur Holmes

1890 - 1965

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Arthur Holmes (14 January 1890 – 20 September 1965) was a British geologist who made two major contributions to the understanding of geology. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Arthur Holmes has received more than 153,484 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Arthur Holmes is the 27th most popular geologist (up from 31st in 2019), the 2,149th most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,324th in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Geologist.

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Among geologists, Arthur Holmes ranks 27 out of 60Before him are John Tuzo Wilson, Adam Sedgwick, Harry Hammond Hess, Jean-André Deluc, Vladimir Obruchev, and William Nicol. After him are Georg Amadeus Carl Friedrich Naumann, William Buckland, Luigi Palmieri, Albert Heim, Norman L. Bowen, and Adolphe d'Archiac.

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Among people born in 1890, Arthur Holmes ranks 109Before him are Adolphe Menjou, Johannes Vares, Fritz Busch, Dion Fortune, Mustafa Shokay, and Ahmad Kasravi. After him are Walter Hasenclever, Gösta Ekman, Rachel Bluwstein, Harold Spencer Jones, Frank Morgan, and Mauno Pekkala. Among people deceased in 1965, Arthur Holmes ranks 89Before him are Sonny Boy Williamson II, Ladislao Vajda, Leopold Figl, Judy Holliday, Mae Murray, and Hastings Ismay, 1st Baron Ismay. After him are Johnny Hayes, Linda Darnell, Árpád Szakasits, Clemente Micara, Boris Barnet, and Abdullah Al-Salim Al-Sabah.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Arthur Holmes ranks 2,149 out of 6,924Before him are Joseph Lancaster (1778), John Hughlings Jackson (1835), Chris Squire (1948), Alan Cumming (1965), Agnes Baden-Powell (1858), and Penelope Wilton (1946). After him are Madge Syers (1881), George Cruikshank (1792), Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836), William Auld (1924), Roger Bannister (1929), and Tony Judt (1948).

Among GEOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among geologists born in United Kingdom, Arthur Holmes ranks 8Before him are James Hutton (1726), Eduard Suess (1831), William Smith (1769), Gideon Mantell (1790), Adam Sedgwick (1785), and William Nicol (1770). After him are William Buckland (1784), Charles Lapworth (1842), Archibald Geikie (1835), Joseph Thomson (1858), and Henry De la Beche (1796).