Featured Destination

September 2019: Autumn in the Southern Chilterns

We feel an autumn break should be about embracing the beauty of the season rather than trying to escape it in the search for year-round ...More
More Uk destinations

Sir Wyville Thomson
- Favourite Briton.

Born in Linlithgow, Edinburgh and the Lothians
Born on 5th of March 1830
Died on 10th of March 1882

Born 1830. Died 1882 - Scottish oceanographer.

Poor health forced him to leave Edinburgh University. Lecturer in botany, zoology and geology. His Depths of the Sea (1877) was first general textbook on oceanography. Took part in HMS Challenger expedition (1872-76), responsible for overseeing analysis and reports of expedition. The Wyville Thomson Ridge was named after him. Knighted in 1876.

More famous Britons here

Contributors: Do you have a site related to Sir Wyville Thomson?
Supply some content for this page and we will gladly add a link to your site. Email here.

5540 views since 8th February 2007

Brit Quote:
Every man desires to live long, but no man wishes to be old. - Jonathan Swift
More Quotes

On this day:
Battle of Ashingdon - 1016, Chewing Gum first goes on sale - 1911, BBC Formed - 1922, First Brit Awards - 1977
More dates from British history

click here to view all the British counties

County Pages