Sir Charles Lyell, 1st Bt(1797-1875), Geologist
Sitter in 17 portraits
Geologist; secretary of Geological Society, 1823-6, and later president; his highly influential Principles of Geology, 1830-3, was an important source for Darwin's theories and went to many editions. With Sir Joseph Hooker urged Darwin to publish Origin of Species, 1859, though adopted a cautious position in later controversies; the greatest geologist of his generation.
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