Henry De la Beche

1796 - 1855

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Sir Henry Thomas De la Beche KCB, FRS (10 February 1796 – 13 April 1855) was an English geologist and palaeontologist, the first director of the Geological Survey of Great Britain, who helped pioneer early geological survey methods. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Henry De la Beche has received more than 66,027 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Henry De la Beche is the 57th most popular geologist (down from 49th in 2019), the 4,348th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 13th most popular British Geologist.

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Among geologists, Henry De la Beche ranks 57 out of 60Before him are Charles Lapworth, Archibald Geikie, Maria Klenova, Paul Niggli, Walther Penck, and Joseph Thomson. After him are Reginald Aldworth Daly, John Bell Hatcher, and Michael E. Mann.

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Among people born in 1796, Henry De la Beche ranks 56Before him are John M. Clayton, Pyotr Anjou, Joseph Meyer, George Back, Horace Mann, and John Torrey.  Among people deceased in 1855, Henry De la Beche ranks 39Before him are Konstantin Batyushkov, Guglielmo Pepe, Henry Bishop, William John Swainson, Francisco Xavier de Luna Pizarro, and Wilhem de Haan. After him are John Canfield Spencer and Thomas Mitchell.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Henry De la Beche ranks 4,348 out of 6,924Before him are Trent Alexander-Arnold (1998), Mark Catesby (1683), John Claudius Loudon (1783), James Allison (1968), Talulah Riley (1985), and Davey Boy Smith (1962). After him are Stuart Baird (1947), Stephen Wiltshire (1974), William Gemmell Cochran (1909), Jeremy Hunt (1966), Rufus Isaacs, 1st Marquess of Reading (1860), and Thomas Lodge (1558).

Among GEOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among geologists born in United Kingdom, Henry De la Beche ranks 13Before him are William Nicol (1770), Arthur Holmes (1890), William Buckland (1784), Charles Lapworth (1842), Archibald Geikie (1835), and Joseph Thomson (1858).