Famous Russian Geographers

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 1 Peter Kropotkin

Peter Kropotkin
Famous As: Anarchist, Socialist & Historian
Birthdate: December 9, 1842
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moscow, Russia
Died: February 8, 1921

Russian philosopher Peter Kropotkin was a passionate advocate of anarcho-communism. He was also an activist, revolutionary, economist, and sociologist. He was arrested and imprisoned for his activism in 1874. However, he managed to escape and lived in exile for over 40 years in different countries across Europe. He returned to Russia after the Russian Revolution in 1917. 

 2 Wladimir Köppen

Wladimir Köppen
Famous As: Geographer
Birthdate: October 7, 1846
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Saint Petersburg
Died: June 22, 1940

Wladimir Köppen was a Russian-German meteorologist, geographer, botanist, and climatologist. He is best remembered for publishing the Köppen climate classification system, which is used even today. Wladimir Köppen made important contributions to many branches of science. He is also credited with coining the term aerology.

 3 Nikolay Przhevalsky

Nikolay Przhevalsky
Famous As: Geographer, Explorer
Birthdate: April 12, 1839
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Smolensk, Russia
Died: November 1, 1888

Nikolay Przhevalsky was a Russian imperial geographer. A renowned explorer of Central and East Asia, he traveled through regions then unknown to the West. He is credited to have made a substantial contribution to European knowledge of Central Asian geography. However, despite his attempts, he could never reach his ultimate goal, the holy city of Lhasa in Tibet.

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 4 Vasily Dokuchaev

Vasily Dokuchaev
Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: March 1, 1846
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Milyukovo, Russia
Died: November 8, 1903

 5 Lev Berg

Lev Berg
Famous As: Geographer
Birthdate: March 14, 1876
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Bender, Moldova
Died: December 24, 1950

 6 Friedrich Benjamin von Lütke

Friedrich Benjamin von Lütke
Famous As: Navigator
Birthdate: September 28, 1797
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: August 20, 1882