Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Google Doodle " Nicolas Steno's 374th Birthday" - 11 January 2012

Nicolas Steno (DanishNiels StensenLatinized to Nicolaus Steno -gen. Nicolai Stenonis-, Italian Niccolo' Stenone) (11 January 1638 – 25 November 1686) was a Danish pioneer in both anatomy and geology. By 1659 he had decided not to accept anything simply written in a book, resolving instead to do research himself.[1] He is considered the father of geology and stratigraphy.[2] Steno was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1987


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