Gripp, Karl

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Gripp, Karl Gender: M
Karl Christian Johannes Gripp
born on 21 April 1891 at 09:30 (= 09:30 AM )
Place Hamburg, Germany, 53n33, 9e59
Timezone LMT m9e59 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 00°58' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 29°03 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 22°17'


German geologist who researched, inter alia, the tertiary and Pleistocene predecessors of today's North Sea and the ice ages in northern Germany, where he also conducted comparative studies in today's Arctic. In 1925 and 1927 he undertook expeditions to Spitzbergen and in 1930 to Greenland. In 1913 he was a pioneer in the exploration of cave formation in the Gipskarst.

In the 1950s, he emerged publicly as an opponent of the Atlantis theory of Jürgen Spanuth. Gripp was a member of the working group of North German geologists. In Kiel he was the founder of the geological journal Meyniana. In 1968 he received the Albrecht Penck Medal.

He died on 26 February 1985 in Lübeck, aged 93.

Link to Wikipedia biography (German)


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth registry entry from Hamburg Archives.


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 93)
  • Vocation : Science : Geology
  • Vocation : Travel : Explorer (Caves)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction