Lyell, Charles (first baronet) 1797 - 1875
1797-1875, geologist, British
1816 - entered Exeter College as a fellow-commoner.
1819 - graduated BA with a respectable second class in classical honours.
1821 - graduated MA. Met Gideon Mantell.
1822 - called to the bar.
1823 - elected a secretary of the Geological Society of London.
1824 - joined the new Athenaeum.
1826 - following his father's disapproval, returned to legal work in London and in the west of England.
1827 - read and was fascinated by the evolutionary speculations of Jean Baptiste de Lamarck.
1828 - joined Roderick Murchison for a fieldwork tour on the continent.
1830 - the first volume of Principles of Geology published.
1831 - appointed professor of geology at the new King's College in London.
1832 - the second volume of Principles of Geology published.
1833 - the third and final volume of Principles of Geology published.
1834 - travelled in Scandinavia, becoming convinced that the land around the Baltic had risen insensibly slowly and without earthquakes, even within recorded history.
1835-1837 - served as president of the Geological Society.
1836 - mentored the young Charles Darwin.
1838 - Elements of Geology published.
1845 - following a lecture tour of America, Travels in North America published.
1848 - knighted.
1863 - Antiquity of Man published following the publication of Darwin's Origin of Species.
1864 - created a baronet.
1866 - received the Wollaston medal, the Geological Society's highest award.