Authorised form of nameGreenough; George Bellas (1778 - 1855)
ForenamesGeorge Bellas
Dates1778 - 1855
Dates and placesBirth:
London, England (18 January 1778)
Naples, Italy (02 April 1855)
ActivityResearch Field:
Peterhouse, Cambridge (no degree); Gottingen (studied law)
Became interested in mineralogy and natural history under the influence of J F Blumenbach (FRS 1793); settled in London, attending lectures of Davy and Wollaston; studied geology in Ireland with Davy (1806); MP for Gatton (1807-1812); made a geological map of India (1852)
MRI; FGS (First President, 1811)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Election Date:
RelationshipsSon of [?] Bellas, and his wife nee Greenough; inherited a fortune from his maternal grandfather Greenough on the condition he take the name
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
Virtual International Authority File
Royal Society codeNA3070
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
MC/2Volume 2 of miscellaneous correspondence regarding business matters, sent to the Royal Society1832-1838
MS/682/19Letter from George Bellas Greenough, Edinburgh, to James Sowerby, Mead Place, Lambeth23 August 1811
RR/71/136Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'Residual lattice strains in plastically deformed poly-crystalline metal aggregates' by George Bellas Greenough[1948]
CMP/1/2Minutes of a meeting of Council of the Royal Society13 December 1832
EC/1806/18Greenough, George Bellas: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/001769Greenough, George Bellasnd
MC/2/220Letter from [George Bellas] Greenough, Regent's Park, to the Royal Society27 August 1836
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