John Phillips

Died aged 73

John Phillips FRS (25 December 1800 – 24 April 1874) was an English geologist. In 1841 he published the first global geologic time scale based on the correlation of fossils in rock strata, thereby helping to standardize terminology including the term Mesozoic, which he invented.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

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John Phillips FRS 1800-1874 Geologist Yorkshire Philosophical Officer and first keeper of the Yorkshire Museum Lived here between 1839 and 1853

St Mary's Lodge, Marygate, York, United Kingdom where they lived (1839-1853)