Famous Swiss Geologists

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Horace Bénédict de Saussure
(Genevan Geologist and Physicist Who Developed an Improved Hygrometer to Measure Atmospheric Humidity)
Horace Bénédict de Saussure
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Birthdate: February 17, 1740
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: January 22, 1799

Apart from being a geologist and physicist, Horace Bénédict de Saussure was also a skilled mountaineer and Alpine explorer. Initially a professor of philosophy and physics, he later became one of the earliest user of the word geology. Of his many inventions, the most prominent was his version of the hygrometer.

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Arnold Henry Guyot
(Geologist, Geographer)
Arnold Henry Guyot
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Birthdate: September 28, 1807
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Boudevilliers, Switzerland
Died: February 8, 1884
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Jean-André Deluc
(Swiss Geologist, Natural Philosopher and Meteorologist)
Jean-André Deluc
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Birthdate: February 8, 1727
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Geneva, Switzerland
Died: November 7, 1817

Copley Medal-winning geologist and meteorologist Jean-André Deluc had initially studied math and natural sciences, before embarking on business tours across Europe. In course of time, he gathered a huge collection of fossils and minerals. His research areas included the mercury barometer. He was later named a fellow of the Royal Society.

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Albert Heim
(Geologist)
Albert Heim
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Birthdate: April 12, 1849
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: August 31, 1937
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Amanz Gressly
(Geologist)
Amanz Gressly
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Birthdate: July 17, 1814
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bärschwil, Switzerland
Died: April 13, 1865
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Maurice Lugeon
(Geologist)
Maurice Lugeon
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Birthdate: July 10, 1870
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Poissy, France
Died: October 23, 1953