Nicolas Steno

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Nicolas Steno

Nicolas Steno Nicolas Steno
Nicolas Steno (Danish: Niels Stensen; Latinized to Nicolaus Steno -gen. Nicolai Stenonis-, Italian Niccolo’ Stenone) (11 January 1638 – 25 November 1686) was a Danish pioneer in both anatomy and geology. Already in 1659 he decided not to accept anything simply written in a book, instead resolving 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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Nicolas Steno Google doodle

In this doodle Google honors Nicolas Steno (11 January 1638 — 25 November 1686). He 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. He is considered the father of geology and stratigraphy. Steno was beatified by Pope John Paul II in 1987.

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