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
George EverestGeorge Everest
British

Abraham OrteliusAbraham Ortelius
Belgian

Matthew Fontaine MauryMatthew Fontaine Maury
American

Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
Nepalese
Dimitrie CantemirDimitrie Cantemir
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Martin WaldseemüllerMartin Waldseemüller
German

Friedrich RatzelFriedrich Ratzel
German

Adam SedgwickAdam Sedgwick
British

Wladimir KöppenWladimir Köppen
German, Russian
Ibn JubayrIbn Jubayr
Spanish

Pomponius MelaPomponius Mela
Spanish, Italian

Peter Simon PallasPeter Simon Pallas
German

Paul Vidal de La BlachePaul Vidal de La Blache
French

William RoyWilliam Roy
British
PausaniasPausanias
Turkish

Halford John MackinderHalford John Mackinder
British
Nikolai PrzhevalskyNikolai Przhevalsky
Russian

HecataeusHecataeus
Greek