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.

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James LovelockJames Lovelock
George EverestGeorge Everest

Martin WaldseemüllerMartin Waldseemüller
Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
Abraham OrteliusAbraham Ortelius

Friedrich RatzelFriedrich Ratzel
Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
Wladimir KöppenWladimir Köppen

Pomponius MelaPomponius Mela
Adam SedgwickAdam Sedgwick
Peter Simon PallasPeter Simon Pallas

William RoyWilliam Roy
Halford John MackinderHalford John Mackinder

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Nikolai PrzhevalskyNikolai Przhevalsky