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1

Alfred Wegener

who came up with his ideas on the basis that the shape of continents implied they had once fit together and his recognition that plant fossils in rocks on either side of the Atlantic matched.

2

Continental drift

He presented his Continental Drift hypothesis in 1912

3

Orgin of continents and oceans

In 1915 he published the Origin of Continents and Oceans