Inge Lehmann

1888 - 1993

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Inge Lehmann (13 May 1888 – 21 February 1993) was a Danish seismologist and geophysicist. In 1936, she discovered that the Earth has a solid inner core inside a molten outer core. Before that, seismologists believed Earth's core to be a single molten sphere, being unable, however, to explain careful measurements of seismic waves from earthquakes, which were inconsistent with this idea. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Inge Lehmann has received more than 197,888 page views. Her biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Inge Lehmann is the 9th most popular geologist (up from 10th in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from Denmark (up from 75th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Danish Geologist.

Inger Lehmann was a Danish seismologist who discovered that the Earth has a solid inner core.

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Among geologists, Inge Lehmann ranks 9 out of 60Before her are Charles Lyell, Nicolas Steno, Friedrich Mohs, Milutin Milanković, James Hutton, and Andrija Mohorovičić. After her are Francis Beaufort, Eduard Suess, Abraham Gottlob Werner, Beno Gutenberg, William Smith, and Vasily Dokuchaev.

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Among people born in 1888, Inge Lehmann ranks 31Before her are Anton Makarenko, Friedrich Olbricht, Eugene O'Neill, Frits Zernike, Andrei Tupolev, and Selman Waksman. After her are Maurice Chevalier, Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Joseph P. Kennedy Sr., Josef Albers, Georges Bernanos, and Ernst Kretschmer. Among people deceased in 1993, Inge Lehmann ranks 16Before her are Turgut Özal, Ferruccio Lamborghini, Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona, Albert Sabin, Hans Jonas, and Anthony Burgess. After her are Zviad Gamsakhurdia, W. Edwards Deming, Bill Bixby, Kōbō Abe, André the Giant, and Dizzy Gillespie.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Inge Lehmann ranks 68 out of 783Before her are Victor Borge (1909), Anna Karina (1940), Canute IV of Denmark (1043), Prince Vincent of Denmark (2), Sven Hassel (1917), and Johannes Fibiger (1867). After her are Princess Benedikte of Denmark (1944), Asta Nielsen (1881), Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark (1656), Johannes Nicolaus Brønsted (1879), August Krogh (1874), and Michael Laudrup (1964).

Among GEOLOGISTS In Denmark

Among geologists born in Denmark, Inge Lehmann ranks 2Before her are Nicolas Steno (1638).