William Maclure (27 October 1763 – 23 March 1840) was an Americanized Scottish geologist, cartographer and philanthropist. He is known as the 'father of American geology' and as a social experimenter on new types of community life, collaborating with British social reformer Robert Owen, (1771–1854), in Indiana, United States.

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  • William Maclure (27 October 1763 – 23 March 1840) was an Americanized Scottish geologist, cartographer and philanthropist. He is known as the 'father of American geology' and as a social experimenter on new types of community life, collaborating with British social reformer Robert Owen, (1771–1854), in Indiana, United States. Maclure had a highly successful mercantile career, making a fortune that allowed him to retire in 1797 at the early age of 34 to pursue his scientific, geological and other interests. In 1809 he made the earliest attempt at a geological map of the United States of America. (en)
  • William Maclure (* 27. Oktober 1763 in Ayr, Schottland; † 23. März 1840 in San Angel, Mexiko) war ein schottischer Geologe, Gelehrter und Philanthrop. Er gilt als Vater der amerikanischen Geologie. (de)
  • William James Maclure est un géologue et pédagogue américain, né le 27 octobre 1763 à Ayr, Écosse et mort le 23 mars 1840 à San Angel, près de Mexico. (fr)
  • William James Maclure (Ayr, Escocia, 27 de octubre de 1763 - San Ángel, México, 23 de marzo de 1840) fue un geólogo, botánico, explorador y pedagogo estadounidense de origen escocés. (es)
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  • 1840-3-23
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  • William Maclure
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  • At the distance of a few feet from them, repose the remains of William McClure, a countryman, dear to American science. The Academy of Natural Sciences at Philadelphia, of which he was so long the President and benefactor, erected a small marble monument over his grave, and surrounded it with an iron rail. A short time before I left Mexico, the rail was torn down, the monument upset, and, on the same night, the newly-buried body of a Scotchman was disinterred, stripped of its clothes, and thrown over the wall of the cemetery!
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  • The burial site of William Maclure
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  • geologist, cartographer, social theorist (en)
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  • William Maclure (* 27. Oktober 1763 in Ayr, Schottland; † 23. März 1840 in San Angel, Mexiko) war ein schottischer Geologe, Gelehrter und Philanthrop. Er gilt als Vater der amerikanischen Geologie. (de)
  • William James Maclure est un géologue et pédagogue américain, né le 27 octobre 1763 à Ayr, Écosse et mort le 23 mars 1840 à San Angel, près de Mexico. (fr)
  • William James Maclure (Ayr, Escocia, 27 de octubre de 1763 - San Ángel, México, 23 de marzo de 1840) fue un geólogo, botánico, explorador y pedagogo estadounidense de origen escocés. (es)
  • William Maclure (27 October 1763 – 23 March 1840) was an Americanized Scottish geologist, cartographer and philanthropist. He is known as the 'father of American geology' and as a social experimenter on new types of community life, collaborating with British social reformer Robert Owen, (1771–1854), in Indiana, United States. (en)
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