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List of famous geographers, with photos, bios, and other information. Who are the top geographers in the world? This includes the most prominent geographers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable geographers is ordered by their level of prominence,, and you can sort the info by column.

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Ptolemy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Geographers
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Claudius Ptolemy was a Greco-Egyptian writer of Alexandria, known as a mathematician, astronomer, geographer, astrologer, and poet of a single epigram in the Greek Anthology. He lived in the city of Alexandria in the Roman province of Egypt, wrote in Greek, and held Roman citizenship. Beyond that, ...more

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Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

Profession: Mathematician, Geographer, Astrologer, Philosopher Astronomer

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Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Geographers
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Abū ‘Abdallāh Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī, formerly Latinized as Algoritmi or Algaurizin, was a Persian mathematician, astronomer and geographer during the Abbasid Caliphate, a scholar in the House of Wisdom in Baghdad. In the twelfth century, Latin translations of his work on the Indian numerals ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (780-850)

Birthplace: Khwarezm

Profession: Mathematician, Geographer, Astrologer, Astronomer

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Hipparchus is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Geographers
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Hipparchus of Nicaea, was a Greek astronomer, geographer, and mathematician. He is considered the founder of trigonometry but is most famous for his incidental discovery of precession of the equinoxes. Hipparchus was born in Nicaea, Bithynia, and probably died on the island of Rhodes. He is known to ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (189 BC-119 BC)

Birthplace: İznik, Turkey

Profession: Mathematician, Geographer, Astrologer, Astronomer

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Peter Kropotkin is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Geographers
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Prince Pyotr Alexeyevich Kropotkin was a Russian geographer, economist, activist, philologist, zoologist, evolutionary theorist, philosopher, writer and prominent anarchist. Kropotkin advocated a communist society free from central government and based on voluntary associations between workers. He ...more

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Age: Died at 79 (1842-1921)

Birthplace: Moscow, Russia

Profession: Scientist, Author, Zoologist, Geographer Writer, + more

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Francisco Moreno is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list List of Famous Geographers
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Francisco Pascasio Moreno was a prominent explorer and academic in Argentina, where he is usually referred to as Perito Moreno. Perito Moreno has been credited as one of the most influential figures in the Argentine incorporation of large parts of Patagonia. ...more

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Age: Died at 67 (1852-1919)

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

Profession: Paleontologist, Sociologist, Anthropologist, Educator Historian, + more

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Barry Bishop is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Geographers
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Barry Chapman Bishop was an American mountaineer, scientist, photographer and scholar. With teammates Jim Whittaker, Lute Jerstad, Willi Unsoeld and Tom Hornbein, he was a member of the first American team to summit Mount Everest, on May 22, 1963. He worked for the National Geographic Society for ...more

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Age: Died at 62 (1932-1994)

Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio, United States of America

Profession: Climatologist, Scholar, Physiologist, Diplomat Climber, + more

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Mikhail Lomonosov is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Geographers
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Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov was a Russian polymath, scientist and writer, who made important contributions to literature, education, and science. Among his discoveries was the atmosphere of Venus. His spheres of science were natural science, chemistry, physics, mineralogy, history, art, philology, ...more

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Age: Died at 54 (1711-1765)

Birthplace: Arkhangelsk, Russia

Profession: Physicist, Chemist, Geographer, Writer Astronomer

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Ibn Battuta is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Geographers
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Ibn Baṭūṭah, or simply Ibn Battuta, was a Moroccan explorer of Berber descent. He is known for his extensive travels, accounts of which were published in the Rihla. Over a period of thirty years, Ibn Battuta visited most of the known Islamic world as well as many non-Muslim lands. His journeys ...more

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Age: Died at 73 (1304-1377)

Birthplace: Tangier, Morocco

Profession: Poet, Judge, Historian, Ulama Geographer, + more

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