Sedgwick, Adam

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Sedgwick, Adam Gender: M
born on 22 March 1785 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Dent, England, 54n1634, 2w2707
Timezone LMT m2w2707 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 01°53' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 20°18 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 23°42'

Adam Sedgwick


English geologist, one of the founders of modern geology. He proposed the Devonian period of the geological timescale. Later, he proposed the Cambrian period, based on work which he did on Welsh rock strata. Though he had guided the young Charles Darwin in his early study of geology and continued to be on friendly terms, Sedgwick was an outspoken opponent of Darwin's theory of evolution by means of natural selection. Sedgwick died on 27 January 1873.

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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes him in "The Life and Letters of the Reverend Adam Sedgwick" by John Willis Clark and Thomas McKenny Hughes (Cambridge University Press, 1890), p. 46: "I was ushered into the world at about 2 o'clock, a.m. on March 22nd, 1785."


  • Vocation : Science : Geology