Alexei Petrovich Pavlov

Aleksey Petrovich Pavlov (Russian: Алексей Петрович Павлов; 1 December [O.S. 19 November] 1854, Moscow, Russian Empire – 9 September 1929, Bad Tölz, Bavaria, Germany) was a Russian Empire geologist and paleontologist, who made a significant contribution in the field of stratigraphy. He was professor at Moscow University and an academician of the St. Petersburg Imperial Academy of Sciences. He published more than 160 works, especially in the fields of stratigraphy and paleontology.[1]

Aleksey Petrovich Pavlov
Алексей Петрович Павлов
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Born1 December [O.S. 19 November] 1854
Died9 September 1929 (aged 74)
Known forContributions to stratigraphy

He was married to Maria Vasilievna (nee Gortynskaia) Pavlova who is noted for her work as a paleontologist and academician. The Museum of Paleontology at Moscow State University is named to honor them jointly for their contributions to the field.


  1. ^ Starodubtseva, Iraida A. (2006). "Aleksei Petrovich Pavlov (1854–1929) – the propagator of Sueß' ideas in Russia" (PDF). Berichte der Geologischen Bundesanstalt.