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Blessed Nicolas Steno - Father of Geology and Stratigraphy Niels Steensen Niels Stenone Niels Steno Nicolaus… Nicola… Niccolò… Father of Geology Memorial 5 December Article Anatomist and priest. …More
Blessed Nicolas Steno - Father of Geology and Stratigraphy
Niels Steensen
Niels Stenone
Niels Steno
Nicolaus…
Nicola…
Niccolò…
Father of Geology
Memorial
5 December
Article
Anatomist and priest. Among his anatomical achievements was the discovery of the excretory duct of the parotid glands and the circulation of the blood in the body. When the Danes finally called for him to return, he had become a Catholic in Florence, Italy, and as such could not return. In Italy he made many geological discoveries and was the first to explain petrifactions in the earth. Ordained in 1675, he was made vicar Apostolic for the northern missions and titular bishop of Titiopolis. He was in a constant personal struggle to have this faith and his scientific discoveries exist and work together.
Born
11 January 1638 in Rundetårn, Copenhagen, Denmark
Died
5 December 1686 in Schwerin, Germany
Venerated
12 January 1984 by Pope John Paul II (decree of heroic virtues)
Beatified
23 October 1988 by Pope John Paul II

Rajamanickam Antonimuthu