Murchison, Roderick Impey (baronet) 1792 - 1871
1792-1871, baronet; geologist; geographer, Scottish; British
1799 - placed at the grammar school, Durham.
1805 - entered the military college at Great Marlow in Buckinghamshire.
1807 - gazetted ensign in the 36th infantry regiment.
1816 - toured the continent with his wife.
1823 - met Sir Humphrey Davy.
1824 - began to attend lectures diligently at the Royal Institution.
1825 - admitted as a fellow of the Geological Society.
1826 - elected Fellow of the Royal Society.
1827 - travelled with Adam Sedgwick in the highlands.
1828 - travelled with Charles Lyell in the volcanic district of the Auvergne and in northern Italy.
1831 - elected president of the Geological Society.
1839 - The Silurian System published.
1846 - knighted.
1863 - made a Knight Commander (KCB).
1866 - made a baronet.