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List of famous male geographers, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male geographers list contains the most prominent and top males known for being geographers. There are thousand of males working as geographers in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic geographers have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a geographer then the people below should give you inspiration.

People here include everyone from Erich von Drygalski to Carl Ritter.

While this isn't a list of all male geographers, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male geographers?" and "Who are the best male geographers?"
Ptolemy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male 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, few reliable details of his life are known. His birthplace has been given as Ptolemais Hermiou in the Thebaid in an uncorroborated statement by the 14th century astronomer Theodore Meliteniotes. This is a very late attestation, however, and there is no other reason to suppose that he ever lived anywhere else than Alexandria, where he died around AD 168. Ptolemy was the author of several scientific ...more on Wikipedia

Birthplace: Alexandria, Egypt

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Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male 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 introduced the decimal positional number system to the Western world. His Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing presented the first systematic solution of linear and quadratic equations in Arabic. In Renaissance Europe, he was considered the original inventor of algebra, although it is now known that his work is based on older Indian or Greek sources. He revised Ptolemy's ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 70 (780-850)

Birthplace: Khwarezm

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Peter Kropotkin is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male 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 wrote many books, pamphlets and articles, the most prominent being The Conquest of Bread and Fields, Factories and Workshops, and his principal scientific offering, Mutual Aid: A Factor of Evolution. He also contributed the article on anarchism to the Encyclopædia Britannica Eleventh Edition. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 79 (1842-1921)

Birthplace: Moscow, Eurasia, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic, Russia, Soviet Union

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Francisco Moreno is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male 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 on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 67 (1852-1919)

Birthplace: Buenos Aires, Argentina

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