Eduard Suess

Eduard Suess (German: [ˈeːduaʁt zyːs]; 20 August 1831 - 26 April 1914) was an Austrian geologist and an expert on the geography of the Alps. He is responsible for hypothesising two major former geographical features, the supercontinent Gondwana (proposed in 1861) and the Tethys Ocean.

Eduard Suess
Eduard Suess, 1869
Born(1831-08-20)20 August 1831
London, England
Died26 April 1914(1914-04-26) (aged 82)
Vienna, Austria
Resting placeMarz, Austria
47°43′6.991″N 16°24′57.932″E
Alma materUniversity of Vienna
Known forBiosphere, Gondwana, Tethys Ocean, Das Antlitz der Erde, Eustatic Theory, Sima, sial
SpouseHermine née Strauss
Children5 sons, 1 daughter
AwardsHayden Memorial Geological Award (1892)
Wollaston Medal (1896)
Copley Medal (1903)
Scientific career
FieldsPalaeogeography, tectonics
Doctoral studentsMelchior Neumayr
Johann August Georg Edmund Mojsisovics von Mojsvar
Wilhelm Heinrich Waagen
Albrecht Penck
InfluencedJovan Cvijić[1]

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