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Buckland, William

Born: 1784 AD
Died: 1856 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Geologist

1784 – Born on March 12th in Axminster, Devonshire, England. A pioneer geologist and minister, known for his effort to reconcile geological discoveries with the Bible and anti-evolutionary theories.

1809 – Elected a fellow of his college, and was admitted into holy orders.

1818 – Buckland was elected a fellow of the Royal Society

1825 – Married to Mary Morland, the eldest daughter of Mr. Benjamin Morland of Sheepstead House, near Abingdon, Berks.

         – He was presented by his college to the living of Stoke Charity, near Whitchurch, Hants.

         – He was appointed by Lord Liverpool to a canonry of the cathedral of Christ Church, Oxford, when the degree of D.D. was conferred upon him.

1832 – Presided over the second meeting of the British Association, which was then held at Oxford.

1840 – He was chosen president of the Geological Society of London.

1845 – Was appointed by Sir Robert Peel to the vacant deanery of Westminster, and was soon after inducted to the living of Islip, near Oxford, a preferment attached to the deanery.

1847 – Appointed a trustee in the British Museum.

1848 – Awarded the Wollaston medal by the Geological Society of London.

1856 – Died on August 15th in London.