Sedgwick, Adam

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Sedgwick, Adam

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1785-1873

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Adam Sedgwick was born on March 22, 1785 in Dent, Yorkshire, England. He was a geologist who first applied the name Cambrian to the geologic period of time, now dated at 570 to 505 million years ago. He died on January 27, 1873 in Cambridge, England.

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