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Chauncy Dennison Harris (1914 - 2003)

Chauncy Dennison Harris (1914 - December 26, 2003) was a pioneer of modern geography. His seminal works in the field of American urban geography ("The Nature of Cities" and "A Functional Classificati...

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C. W. Thornthwaite (1899 - 1963)

Charles Warren Thornthwaite (March 7, 1899 – June 11, 1963) was an American geographer and climatologist. He is best known for devising a climate classification system, published in 1948, that...

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Hugh Robert Mill (1861 - 1950)

Hugh Robert Mill (28 May 1861 – 5 April 1950) was a Scottish geographer and meteorologist who was influential in the reform of geography teaching, and in the development of meteorology as a sc...

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Alfred Hettner (1859 - 1941)

German Geographer. Alfred Hettner (August 6, 1859, Dresden - August 31, 1941, Heidelberg) was a German geographer. He is known for his concept of chorology, the study of places and regions, a con...

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Emmanuel de Margerie (1862 - 1953)

Emmanuel Marie Pierre Martin Jacquin de Margerie ForMemRS (November 11, 1862 – December 20, 1953) was a French geographer after whom the Margerie Glacier was named, which he visited in 1913. ...

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Frederick Haynes Newell (1862 - 1932)

Frederick Haynes Newell (March 5, 1862 - July 5, 1932), First Director of the United States Reclamation Service, was born in Bradford, Pennsylvania. He graduated in 1885 from the Massachusetts Instit...

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Ellen Churchill Semple (1863 - 1932)

Ellen Churchill Semple (January 8, 1863 – May 8, 1932) was an American geographer. Ellen was born in Louisville, Kentucky, the youngest of five children by Alexander Bonner Semple and Emer...

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William Morris Davis ("father of American geography") (1850 - 1934)

William Morris Davis (February 12, 1850 – February 5, 1934) was an American geographer, geologist, geomorphologist, and meteorologist, often called the "father of American geography". He was...

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Simeon DeWitt (1756 - 1834)

Simeon De Witt (December 25, 1756 – December 3, 1834) was Geographer and Surveyor General of the Continental Army during the American Revolution and Surveyor General of the State of New York for...

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Gilbert F. White (1911 - 2006)

Gilbert Fowler White (November 26, 1911 – October 5, 2006) was a prominent American geographer, sometimes termed the "father of floodplain management" and the "leading environmental geographer...

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Henry Rowe Schoolcraft (1793 - 1864)

Henry was an American geographer, geologist, and ethnologist, noted for his early studies of Native American cultures, as well as for his 1832 expedition to the source of the Mississippi River. Schoo...

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Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (1821 - 1890)

Captain Sir Richard Francis Burton KCMG FRGS (19 March 1821 – 20 October 1890) was a British geographer, explorer, translator, writer, soldier, orientalist, cartographer, ethnologist, spy, lin...

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Alexander von Humboldt MP (1769 - 1859)

Friedrich Wilhelm Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt ( listen (help·info); September 14, 1769 – May 6, 1859) was a Prussian geographer, naturalist and explorer, and the younger brother of ...

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Bradford Washburn MP (1910 - 2007)

From Wikipedia : Henry Bradford Washburn, Jr. (June 7, 1910 – January 10, 2007) was an American explorer, mountaineer, photographer, and cartographer. He established the Boston Museum of Scien...

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William Hunter Workman (1847 - 1937)

Graduate of Yale University, 1869 M.D. With his wife, a pioneer of bicycle touring: - 1892-1896, Europe & Algeria - 1897-1899, Ceylon, Java, & India - 1898-1912, 8 expeditions in the Himalayan Mo...

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Fanny Bullock Workman (1859 - 1925)

Fanny Bullock Workman (January 8, 1859 - January 22, 1925) was an American geographer, cartographer, explorer, travel writer, and mountaineer, notably in the Himalayas. She was one of the first femal...

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Gérard Sébastien Bernizet (1760 - 1788)

Sébastien Bernizet, ingénieur géographe originaire de Narbonne ou il est né le 2 Mars 1760. Il dresse la carte de l'ile de Jeju le 21 mai 17874. Cartes/Maps de Bernizet @ ...

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Jean François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse MP (1741 - 1788)

Jean François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse (23 août 1741 - disparu en 1788), né au château du Gô, dans la paroisse de Saint-Julien à deux lieues d'A...

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Amiral Antoine Bruny d'Entrecasteaux MP (1737 - 1793)

Antoine Reymond Joseph de Bruny d'Entrecasteaux , dit le « chevalier d'Entrecasteaux », né le 7 novembre 1737 au château d'Entrecasteaux2 et mort le 20 juillet 1793 dans l'o...

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Antoine Hyacinthe Anne de Chastenet de Puységur MP (1752 - 1807)

Antoine Hyacinthe Anne, comte de Chastenet de Puységur , né le 14 février 1752 et mort en 1809, est un officier de marine français du XVIIIe siècle. Cultivé, i...

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Albert I, prince de Monaco MP (1848 - 1922)

Links: The Peerage: Geneall: Predecessor Charles III: Successor Louis II: Wikipedia: English: Francais:

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Paul Emile Victor MP (1907 - 1995)

Paul Eugène Victor dit Paul-Émile Victor , ou PEV (28 juin 1907 à Genève – 7 mars 1995 à Bora-Bora) est un explorateur polaire, scientifique, ethnologue, �...

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Louis Antoine de Bougainville MP (1729 - 1811)

Louis Antoine de Bougainville , né à Paris le 12 novembre 1729 et mort dans la même ville le 31 août 1811, est un officier de marine, navigateur et explorateur frança...

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Capt Robert Falcon Scott, CVO, RN MP (1868 - 1912)

Robert Falcon Scott , CVO was born on 6 June 1868 in Devonport. He became a naval cadet at the age of 13 and served on a number of Royal Navy ships in the 1880s and 1890s. He attracted the notice of th...

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Sir Ernest Shackleton MP (1874 - 1922)

Sir Ernest Henry Shackleton, CVO, OBE (15 February 1874 – 5 January 1922) was an Irish-born British explorer who was one of the principal figures of the period known as the Heroic Age of Antar...

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Dr. David Livingstone MP (1813 - 1873)

David Livingstone was born on the 19 March 1813, 8 miles south of Glasgow, one of seven children. As a young child he worked tirelessly on the cotton mills from 6am to 8pm and then studied hard at the ...

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Sir John Barrow, 1st Bt. MP (1764 - 1848)

Sir John Barrow, 1st Baronet , FRS, FRGS (19 June 1764 – 23 November 1848) was an English statesman, Explorer and Historian He was born the son of Roger Barrow in the village of Dragley Beck, ...

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