Vladimir Vernadsky, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Vladimir Vernadsky

Ukrainian and Soviet mineralogist and geochemist, one of the founders of geochemistry, biogeochemistry, and of radiogeology

Date of Birth: 28-Feb-1863

Place of Birth: Saint Petersburg

Date of Death: 06-Jan-1945

Profession: geologist, chemist, biologist, university teacher, philosopher, ecologist, biogeochemist

Zodiac Sign: Pisces

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About Vladimir Vernadsky

  • Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky (Russian: ?????´??? ???´????? ?????´?????; Ukrainian: ??????´??? ???´????? ?????´??????; 12 March [O.S.
  • 28 February] 1863 – 6 January 1945) was a Russian and Soviet mineralogist and geochemist who is considered one of the founders of geochemistry, biogeochemistry, and radiogeology.
  • He is also known as the founder of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences (now National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine).
  • He is most noted for his 1926 book The Biosphere in which he inadvertently worked to popularize Eduard Suess' 1885 term biosphere, by hypothesizing that life is the geological force that shapes the earth.
  • In 1943 he was awarded the Stalin Prize.

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