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List of Famous Geographers

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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.

This list below has everything from John Scott Keltie to Sidney William Wooldridge. 

From reputable, prominent, and well known geographers to the lesser known geographers of today, these are the top ten best professionals in this field. If you want to answer the question, "Who are the most famous geographers ever?" start your search here. You can use this list to create a new list, re-rank it to fit your views, then share it on Facebook, Twitter or any other social networks you belong to. 
  • Claudius Ptolemy (; Koinē Greek: Κλαύδιος Πτολεμαῖος, Klaúdios Ptolemaîos [kláwdios...  more
  • Muḥammad ibn Mūsā al-Khwārizmī (Persian: Muḥammad Khwārizmī محمد بن موسى خوارزمی‎; c. 780 –...  more
  • Hipparchus of Nicaea (; Greek: Ἵππαρχος, Hipparkhos; c. 190 – c. 120 BC) was a Greek...  more
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  • Francisco Pascasio Moreno (May 31, 1852 – November 22, 1919) was a prominent explorer and...  more
  • Barry Chapman Bishop (January 13, 1932 – September 24, 1994) was an American mountaineer,...  more
  • Mikhail Lomonosov

    Mikhail Vasilyevich Lomonosov (; Russian: Михаи́л (Михáйло) Васи́льевич Ломоно́сов, IPA:...  more
  • Ibn Battuta (; Arabic: محمد ابن بطوطة‎; fully ʾAbū ʿAbd al-Lāh Muḥammad ibn ʿAbd al-Lāh...  more
  • Alfred Russel Wallace (8 January 1823 – 7 November 1913) was a British naturalist, explorer,...  more
  • J. Paul Goode

    John Paul Goode, a geographer and cartographer, was one of the key geographers in American...  more
  • Sven Anders Hedin, KNO1kl RVO, (19 February 1865 – 26 November 1952) was a Swedish...  more
  • Edwin P. James (27 August 1797 – 28 October 1861), a 19th-century American botanist,...  more
  • Baron Sir Ferdinand Jacob Heinrich von Mueller, (German: Müller) (30 June 1825 – 10 October...  more
  • Heinrich Harrer (German pronunciation: [ˈhaɪnʁɪç ˈhaʁɐ]; 6 July 1912 – 7 January 2006) was an...  more
  • William Morris Davis (February 12, 1850 – February 5, 1934) was an American geographer,...  more
  • Lolo Soetoro (EYD: Lolo Sutoro; Javanese: [ˈlɒlɒ suːˈtɒrɒː]; 2 January 1935 – 2 March 1987),...  more
  • David W. Harvey (born 31 October 1935) is a British-born Marxist economic geographer and...  more
  • Charles Rabot (26 June 1856 in Nevers − 1 February 1944 in Martigné-Ferchaud) was a French...  more
  • David Russell Harris, FSA, FBA (14 December 1930 – 25 December 2013) was a British geographer,...  more
  • Eratosthenes of Cyrene (; Greek: Ἐρατοσθένης ὁ Κυρηναῖος, romanized: Eratosthénis o Kyrinaíos,...  more
  • Jared Mason Diamond (born September 10, 1937) is an American geographer, anthropologist,...  more
  • Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt (, also US: , UK: , German: [ʔalɛkˈsandɐ fɔn...  more
  • Laurence Dudley Stamp

    Sir (Laurence) Dudley Stamp, CBE, DSc, D. Litt, LLD, Ekon D, DSc Nat ((1898-03-09)9 March 1898...  more
  • Louis Éconches Feuillée (sometimes spelled Feuillet) (1660, Mane, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence – 18...  more
  • Baron Ferdinand Freiherr von Richthofen FRSFor HFRSE BGS (5 May 1833 – 6 October 1905), better...  more