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Alfred Wegener

* 1880 in Berlin
+ 1930 on Greenland


Alfred Lothar Wegener was a German polar researcher, geophysicist and meteorologist.
During his lifetime he was primarily known for his achievements in meteorology and as a pioneer of polar research,
but today he is most remembered as the originator of continental drift hypothesis
by suggesting in 1912 that the continents are slowly drifting around the Earth (German: Kontinentalverschiebung).

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