List of famous geographers with their biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

A geographer is someone who is specialized in the study of geography, which includes the study of the earth, its properties and the distribution of life on the various parts of the planet. A geographer analyses the effects of geography and its impact on human lives across continents in the world. An expert who is proficient and well versed in the field of geographical research and delineations, a geographer studies topography, climate, soil, vegetation and earth surface structure among many other features. A geographer may be employed in various sectors like disaster management, city and country planning, community development, environment management, agricultural sector and construction industry among many others. Geographers are also involved in the research and study of human activity and their relationship with the natural environment around them. They employ and make use of a variety of techniques in order to assess and study about the various aspects of geography that affect and have a significant impact on the lives of human beings and animals. Geographers may be physical geographers or human geographers among many other types of geographers. Discover some of the most fascinating facts about world famous geographers by reading their detailed biographies that include trivia, interesting facts, timeline and life history.

Strabo Strabo
Greek

Ahmed Muhiddin Piri Piri Reis
Turkish

Douglas Mawson Douglas Mawson
Australian

Claudius Ptolemy Claudius Ptolemy
Ancient Roman

Ferdinand von Mueller Ferdinand von Mueller
Australian, German

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James LovelockJames Lovelock
British

Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
Nepalese

George EverestGeorge Everest
British

Matthew Fontaine MauryMatthew Fontaine Maury
American
Abraham OrteliusAbraham Ortelius
Belgian

Martin WaldseemüllerMartin Waldseemüller
German

Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
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Friedrich RatzelFriedrich Ratzel
German

Peter Simon PallasPeter Simon Pallas
German
Adam SedgwickAdam Sedgwick
British

Wladimir KöppenWladimir Köppen
German, Russian
Sebastian MünsterSebastian Münster
German

Hubert WilkinsHubert Wilkins
Australian

Pomponius MelaPomponius Mela
Spanish, Italian
Martin BehaimMartin Behaim
German

Ibn JubayrIbn Jubayr
Spanish
Henry SchoolcraftHenry Schoolcraft
American

Ellen Churchill SempleEllen Churchill Semple
American

Jedidiah MorseJedidiah Morse
American

Paul Vidal de La BlachePaul Vidal de La Blache
French

William RoyWilliam Roy
British
James RennellJames Rennell
British

Kâtip ÇelebiKâtip Çelebi
Ancient Roman

Ellsworth HuntingtonEllsworth Huntington
American

Willem Frederik HermansWillem Frederik Hermans
Dutch
PausaniasPausanias
Turkish
Halford John MackinderHalford John Mackinder
British

Nikolai PrzhevalskyNikolai Przhevalsky
Russian

HecataeusHecataeus
Greek