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Forbes, David

Born: 1828 AD
Died: 1876 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Geologist

1828 – Born in Douglas, Isle of Man on the 6th of September.

         – He studied at the University of Edinburgh, and he was still young when he was appointed superintendent of the mining and metallurgical works at Espedal in Norway.

1857-1860 – He became a partner in the firm of Evans and Askin, nickel-smelters, of Birmingham.

         – He was a pioneer in microscopic petrology.

1858 – He was elected F.R.S.

1876 – Died in London on the 5th of December.