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

Douglas Mawson Douglas Mawson
Australian

Ahmed Muhiddin Piri Piri Reis
Turkish

Claudius Ptolemy Claudius Ptolemy
Ancient Roman

Ferdinand von Mueller Ferdinand von Mueller
Australian, German

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James LovelockJames Lovelock
British

Abraham OrteliusAbraham Ortelius
Belgian

Peter AufschnaiterPeter Aufschnaiter
Nepalese

Leo AfricanusLeo Africanus
Spanish
George EverestGeorge Everest
British

Halford MackinderHalford Mackinder
British

Martin WaldseemüllerMartin Waldseemüller
German

Matthew Fontaine MauryMatthew Fontaine Maury
American

Hecataeus of MiletusHecataeus of Miletus
Greek
Gerald of WalesGerald of Wales
Welsh

Friedrich RatzelFriedrich Ratzel
German
Ibn JubayrIbn Jubayr
Spanish

Pomponius MelaPomponius Mela
Spanish, Italian

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

Cosmas IndicopleustesCosmas Indicopleustes
Egyptian
Adam SedgwickAdam Sedgwick
British

Martin BehaimMartin Behaim
German

James RennellJames Rennell
British

Sebastian MünsterSebastian Münster
German

Henry SchoolcraftHenry Schoolcraft
American
Hubert WilkinsHubert Wilkins
Australian

Jedidiah MorseJedidiah Morse
American

Paul Vidal de La BlachePaul Vidal de La Blache
French

Ellen Churchill SempleEllen Churchill Semple
American
DicaearchusDicaearchus
Greek
Willem Frederik HermansWillem Frederik Hermans
Dutch

Kâtip ÇelebiKâtip Çelebi
Ancient Roman

Alexander DalrympleAlexander Dalrymple
Scottish

Vasily DokuchaevVasily Dokuchaev
Russian
Abu Hanifa DinawariAbu Hanifa Dinawari
Iranian

Ellsworth HuntingtonEllsworth Huntington
American
William RoyWilliam Roy
British

PausaniasPausanias
Turkish

Hafiz-i AbruHafiz-i Abru
Iranian, Persian
DicuilDicuil
Irish

Isaiah BowmanIsaiah Bowman
Canadian, American
Lev BergLev Berg
Moldovan, Russian

Joseph NicolletJoseph Nicollet
French

Giovanni Battista RamusioGiovanni Battista Ramusio
Italian
Erich von DrygalskiErich von Drygalski
German

Gu YanwuGu Yanwu
Chinese
Alexander PolyhistorAlexander Polyhistor
Turkish

Eliza Ruhamah ScidmoreEliza Ruhamah Scidmore
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Berthold LauferBerthold Laufer
German

Conrad Malte-BrunConrad Malte-Brun
Danish, French
Philippe BuachePhilippe Buache
French

Joachim LelewelJoachim Lelewel
Polish

Alfred HettnerAlfred Hettner
German

John George BartholomewJohn George Bartholomew
Scottish

Nikolai PrzhevalskyNikolai Przhevalsky
Russian
Bernhardus VareniusBernhardus Varenius
German

Albrecht PenckAlbrecht Penck
German
Carl HumannCarl Humann
German

Aaron ArrowsmithAaron Arrowsmith
British

Robert SibbaldRobert Sibbald
Scottish
Friedrich Benjamin von LütkeFriedrich Benjamin von Lütke
Russian

Philipp ClüverPhilipp Clüver
German, Polish
Fritz GraebnerFritz Graebner
German

Francisco José TenreiroFrancisco José Tenreiro
Sao Tomean
Henry Youle HindHenry Youle Hind
Canadian

Lucas HolsteniusLucas Holstenius
German

Hugh Robert MillHugh Robert Mill
Scottish
HecataeusHecataeus
Greek

Siegfried PassargeSiegfried Passarge
German, Prussian
Anton Friedrich BüschingAnton Friedrich Büsching
German