Ten fun facts about William Smith
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Smith did not receive acknowledgement until 1831. Previously, his work had been plagiarized and he did not receive credit.
A crater on Mars is named after his nephew, John Phillips. He was Smith's apprentice.
The map of Britain is based on Smith's work. His original map is at the Geological Society in London.
His father died when he was just eight years old. He was raised by his uncle.Fact 5
He drew a map from Snowden to London in 1817, which was plagiarized. He went into debt after being unable to sell his map and went to debtor's prison.Fact 6
William received an honorary "Doctorate of Laws" from Trinity College in 1835.Fact 7
He is also known as the "Father of English Geology".Fact 8
His collection of fossils included Jurassic fossils from canals, railway cuttings and quarries.Fact 9
Cornbrash, a name used to describe rocks or fossils, was developed by Smith.Fact 10
While working in Scarborough, he was responsible for the building of the Rotunda, a museum in the United Kingdom. Go to more people facts ❯
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