Peter Bellinger Brodie

Geologist, Deceased Person

1815 – 1897

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Who was Peter Bellinger Brodie?

Peter Bellinger Brodie was an English geologist and churchman, the son of the conveyancer Peter Bellinger Brodie and nephew of Sir Benjamin C. Brodie. He was born in London in 1815. While residing with his father at Lincoln's Inn Fields, he gained some knowledge of natural history and an interest in fossils from visits to the museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, at a time when William Clift was curator. Through the influence of Clift he was elected a fellow of the Geological Society early in 1834.

Proceeding to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, Brodie came under the influence of Adam Sedgwick, and devoted his time to geology. Entering the church in 1838, he was curate at Wylye in Wiltshire, and for a short time at Steeple Claydon in Buckinghamshire, becoming later rector of Down Hatherley in Gloucestershire, and finally vicar of Rowington in Warwickshire, and rural dean. Records of geological observations in all these districts were published by him.

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Born
1815
London
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Emmanuel College, Cambridge
Died
1897

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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