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Abraham Gottlob Werner

German geologist

1749 or 1750   -   1817

country of citizenship: Germany
language of expression: German
educated at: University of Freiburg, Freiberg University of Mining and Technology, Leipzig University
occupation: geologist, university teacher, mineralogist
award received: Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

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Abraham Gottlob Werner (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. He has been called the "father of German geology".
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