Giovanni Arduino (geologist)


Giovanni Arduino (geologist)

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birth_date = October 16, 1714
birth_place = Caprino Veronese, Veneto
death_date = March 21, 1795
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field = geology
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Giovanni Arduino (October 16, 1714 – March 21, 1795) was an Italian geologist who is known as the "Father of Italian Geology".

Arduino was born at Caprino Veronese, Veneto. He was a mining specialist who developed possibly the first classification of geological time, based on study of the geology of northern Italy. In 1735, he divided the history of the Earth into four periods: Primitive, Secondary, Tertiary and Volcanic,or Quaternary.

He died in Venice in 1795. Dorsum Arduino is named after him.

Further reading

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last = Rodolico
first = Francesco
title = Giovanni Arduino
encyclopedia = Dictionary of Scientific Biography
volume = 1
pages = 233-234
publisher = Charles Scribner's Sons
location = New York
date = 1970
isbn = 0684101149


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