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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Matthew Fontaine MauryMatthew Fontaine Maury
American

James LovelockJames Lovelock
British

Leo AfricanusLeo Africanus
Spanish

George EverestGeorge Everest
British
Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
Nepalese

Halford MackinderHalford Mackinder
British

Hecataeus of MiletusHecataeus of Miletus
Greek

Abraham OrteliusAbraham Ortelius
Belgian

Martin WaldseemüllerMartin Waldseemüller
German
Gerald of WalesGerald of Wales
Welsh

Friedrich RatzelFriedrich Ratzel
German
Pomponius MelaPomponius Mela
Spanish, Italian

James RennellJames Rennell
British

Peter Simon PallasPeter Simon Pallas
German
Wladimir KöppenWladimir Köppen
German, Russian

Martin BehaimMartin Behaim
German
Henry SchoolcraftHenry Schoolcraft
American

Adam SedgwickAdam Sedgwick
British

Cosmas IndicopleustesCosmas Indicopleustes
Egyptian

Hubert WilkinsHubert Wilkins
Australian

Ibn JubayrIbn Jubayr
Spanish
Jedidiah MorseJedidiah Morse
American

Sebastian MünsterSebastian Münster
German

Paul Vidal de La BlachePaul Vidal de La Blache
French

Al-MaqdisiAl-Maqdisi
Israeli
Charles Marie de La CondamineCharles Marie de La Condamine
French
Ellen Churchill SempleEllen Churchill Semple
American

Abu Hanifa DinawariAbu Hanifa Dinawari
Iranian

DicaearchusDicaearchus
Greek

William RoyWilliam Roy
British
Willem Frederik HermansWillem Frederik Hermans
Dutch

Kâtip ÇelebiKâtip Çelebi
Ancient Roman
Ellsworth HuntingtonEllsworth Huntington
American

Vasily DokuchaevVasily Dokuchaev
Russian

Alexander DalrympleAlexander Dalrymple
Scottish
Joseph NicolletJoseph Nicollet
French

PausaniasPausanias
Turkish
DicuilDicuil
Irish

Lev BergLev Berg
Moldovan, Russian

Hafiz-i AbruHafiz-i Abru
Iranian, Persian
Isaiah BowmanIsaiah Bowman
Canadian, American

Alexander PolyhistorAlexander Polyhistor
Turkish
Gu YanwuGu Yanwu
Chinese

Erich von DrygalskiErich von Drygalski
German

Giovanni Battista RamusioGiovanni Battista Ramusio
Italian

Joachim LelewelJoachim Lelewel
Polish
John George BartholomewJohn George Bartholomew
Scottish

Conrad Malte-BrunConrad Malte-Brun
Danish, French

Berthold LauferBerthold Laufer
German

Friedrich Benjamin von LütkeFriedrich Benjamin von Lütke
Russian

Bernhardus VareniusBernhardus Varenius
German
Aaron ArrowsmithAaron Arrowsmith
British

Philippe BuachePhilippe Buache
French
Carl HumannCarl Humann
German

Nikolai PrzhevalskyNikolai Przhevalsky
Russian

Albrecht PenckAlbrecht Penck
German
Alfred HettnerAlfred Hettner
German

Eliza Ruhamah ScidmoreEliza Ruhamah Scidmore
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Robert SibbaldRobert Sibbald
Scottish

Gerhard RohlfsGerhard Rohlfs
German
Philipp ClüverPhilipp Clüver
German, Polish

Fritz GraebnerFritz Graebner
German

Siegfried PassargeSiegfried Passarge
German, Prussian
Hugh Robert MillHugh Robert Mill
Scottish

Francisco José TenreiroFrancisco José Tenreiro
Sao Tomean
Lucas HolsteniusLucas Holstenius
German