the Week of Proper 20 / Ordinary 25
1910 New Catholic Dictionary
Catholic geologist and anatomist. Born January 10, 1638; died November 26, 1686. "The Father of Geology." Bishop. Renowned for his geological discoveries. Made the first explanation of petrifactions in the earth. Made significant contributions to anatomy; e.g., he discovered the parotid glands excretory duct.
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Entry for 'Niels Steensen'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ncd/​n/niels-steensen.html. 1910.