|born on||22 March 1785 at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )|
|Place||Dent, England, 54n1634, 2w2707|
|Timezone||LMT m2w2707 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||01°53' 20°18 Asc. 23°42'|
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.
- (has as) student relationship with Darwin, Charles (born 12 February 1809)
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