William Buckland

1784 - 1856

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William Buckland DD, FRS (12 March 1784 – 14 August 1856) was an English theologian who became Dean of Westminster. He was also a geologist and palaeontologist. Buckland wrote the first full account of a fossil dinosaur, which he named Megalosaurus. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William Buckland has received more than 332,435 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). William Buckland is the 29th most popular geologist (down from 25th in 2019), the 2,223rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,942nd in 2019) and the 9th most popular British Geologist.

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Among geologists, William Buckland ranks 29 out of 60Before him are Harry Hammond Hess, Jean-André Deluc, Vladimir Obruchev, William Nicol, Arthur Holmes, and Georg Amadeus Carl Friedrich Naumann. After him are Luigi Palmieri, Albert Heim, Norman L. Bowen, Adolphe d'Archiac, Richard Kirwan, and Édouard Lartet.

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Among people born in 1784, William Buckland ranks 35Before him are George Onslow, Thomas Robert Bugeaud, George William, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe, Duke George of Oldenburg, Denis Davydov, and Christopher Hansteen. After him are Archduke Louis of Austria, Juan Antonio Lavalleja, Leopoldo Nobili, Charles Dupin, José Tadeo Monagas, and Joseph Bové. Among people deceased in 1856, William Buckland ranks 33Before him are Pyotr Chaadayev, Jacques Philippe Marie Binet, Emil Aarestrup, Carl, 3rd Prince of Leiningen, Ernst Gottlieb von Steudel, and Karel Havlíček Borovský. After him are Vicente López y Planes, Henry Pottinger, Josef Kajetán Tyl, Frederick William Beechey, Ivan Kireyevsky, and Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, William Buckland ranks 2,223 out of 6,924Before him are Ken Robinson (1950), James Herbert Brennan (1940), John Sulston (1942), Philippa Foot (1920), Lulu (1948), and Tim Hunt (1943). After him are Tania Mallet (1941), Bernard Fox (1927), James Whale (1889), Roger Williams (1603), Alan Lancaster (1949), and James Galway (1939).

Among GEOLOGISTS In United Kingdom

Among geologists born in United Kingdom, William Buckland ranks 9Before him are Eduard Suess (1831), William Smith (1769), Gideon Mantell (1790), Adam Sedgwick (1785), William Nicol (1770), and Arthur Holmes (1890). After him are Charles Lapworth (1842), Archibald Geikie (1835), Joseph Thomson (1858), and Henry De la Beche (1796).