John Woodward


Biographical Sketch of John Woodward

(c) Department of Earth Sciences and Sedgwick Museum, University of Cambridge; Supplied by The Public Catalogue FoundationJohn Woodward, an English naturalist, antiquarian and geologist, and founder by bequest of the Woodwardian Professorship of Geology at Cambridge University.

Born in England, 1665 – 1728
Paleontologist, geologist
Co-founder of geology

Fellow of The Royal Society (FRS), 1695

Woodward’s Declarations

“[Geology] Vindicates, supports and maintains the Mosaick Account of things, as exactly agreeable to the Phaenomena of Nature.”

John Woodward





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