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Marie Tharp MP (1920 - 2006)

Marie Tharp (July 30, 1920 – August 23, 2006) was an American geologist and oceanographic cartographer who, in partnership with Bruce Heezen, created the first scientific map of the entire ocean floo...

4/29/2017 6/17/2017

Joseph Velikonja MP (1923 - 2015)

Joseph Velikonja was a Slovene-American geographer.

3/27/2017 3/27/2017

Peter Reynolds Furse MP (1901 - 1970)

PETER REYNOLDS FURSE was born 29 Oct 1901 in Farnham, Hampshire, Surrey, England. He was a son of Dame Katherine (Symonds) Furse, GBE, and the English artist Charles Wellington Furse. He entered the Ro...

2/21/2017 2/21/2017

John Speed (The Historian) MP (1552 - 1629)

Birth: 1552 Death: Jul. 28, 1629 Cartographer. Born in Farndon, Cheshire, England, the son of a tailor. At about age eighteen, Speed was admitted to the Merchant Tailor's Company in London. He marrie...

6/16/2008 12/21/2016

John Spilsbury MP (1739 - 1769)

John Spilsbury (1739 – 3 April 1769) was a British cartographer and engraver. He is credited as the inventor of the jigsaw puzzle. Spilsbury created them for educational purposes, and called them “Diss...

12/18/2016 12/18/2016

Amerigo Vespucci MP (1454 - 1512)

Amerigo Vespucci (Italian pronunciation: [ameˈriːɡo vesˈputtʃi]; March 9, 1454 – February 22, 1512) was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer who first demonstrated that Brazil a...

11/28/2016 11/28/2016

Albert Henry Scott MP (deceased)

Albert Henry Scott entered the U.S. Coast Survey and was later employed by the U.S. Post Office.

7/15/2008 6/1/2016

Prof. Zonia Baber MP (1862 - 1955)

"Zonia"

Zonia Baber, associate professor, and head of the Geography and Geology department, University of Chicago. Mary Arizona ‘Zonia’ Baber (1862-1955) is recognized as a pioneer in geography education...

5/17/2016 5/17/2016

Alfred M. Edmonds MP (1821 - 1893)

3/15/2016 3/15/2016

Milan Harrison Detweiler MP (1888 - 1984)

"Det"

Milan Harrison Detweiler, Du Quoin, Ill. Proposed by H. A. Buehler, M. H. Thornberry, Charles Y. Clayton. Born 1888, Lebanon, Mo. 1906—11, Mo. School of Mines, Rolla, Mo., B. S. 1909—10, Asst. Engr...

4/8/2015 3/11/2016

Henry R. Schoolcraft, LLD MP (1793 - 1864)

Indian Agent. Explorer. Author. He was involved with the Native Americans of the Midwest for over thirty years. While working with the Chippewa, he was the first to discover and report the true sourc...

9/18/2007 2/9/2016

Peter Jefferson MP (1707 - 1757)

Peter Jefferson (February 29, 1708, - August 17, 1757) was the father of American President Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)[1]. A surveyor and cartographer, his Fry-Jefferson Map of 1751 accurately depict...

1/18/2007 2/3/2016

Sidney Edwards Morse MP (1794 - 1871)

Sidney Edwards Morse (7 February 1794 Charlestown, Massachusetts - 24 December 1871 New York City) was a U.S. inventor, geographer and journalist. He was the brother of telegraphy pioneer and painter...

10/29/2008 12/27/2015

Jedediah Morse, Jr. MP (1761 - 1826)

Wikipedia Biographical Summary: "... Jedidiah Morse (July 23, 1761 – June 9, 1826) was a geographer and the father of Samuel F. B. Morse, the man who created morse code..." "...He studied divinity ...

6/3/2007 12/27/2015

George William Featherstonhaugh FRS /ˈfænˌʃɔː/ (London, 9 April 1780 – Le Havre, 28 September 1866) was a British-American geologist and geographer. He was one of the proposers of the Albany and Sche...

10/29/2009 12/15/2015

George Wheeler MP (1842 - 1905)

) George Montague Wheeler (October 9, 1842 – May 3, 1905) was an American pioneering explorer and cartographer, leader of the Wheeler Survey, one of the major surveys of the western United States in ...

12/13/2015 12/13/2015

Edward Arthur Alexander Shackleton, Baron Shackleton, KG AC OBE PC FRS FRGS FRCGS (15 July 1911 – 22 September 1994), was a British geographer and Labour Party politician. Born in Wandsworth, Londo...

10/7/2010 9/3/2015

Colonel Sir Thomas Hungerford Holdich , KCMG, KCIE, CB (1843–1929) English geographer and president of the Royal Geographical Society. Best known as Superintendent of Frontier Surveys in British In...

8/31/2014 9/3/2015

Sir John Franklin (1786-1847), knighted 1829 NEWS: ONE OF FRANKLIN'S SHIPS LOCATED: See: One of the outstanding explorers of the early 19th century, Admiral Franklin’s tragic end earned him iconic ...

12/18/2009 9/3/2015

Clements Robert Markham MP (1830 - d.)

Sir Clements Robert Markham KCB FRS (20 July 1830 – 30 January 1916) was an English geographer, explorer, and writer. He was secretary of the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) between 1863 and 1888, a...

7/27/2012 9/3/2015

Alexander Hamilton Rice, Jr. MP (1875 - 1956)

. Alexander Hamilton Rice, Jr. (b. August 29, 1875, Boston, Massachusetts – d. July 21, 1956, Newport, Rhode Island) was an American physician, geographer, geologist and explorer. He graduated from H...

11/30/2008 8/18/2015

Albert H. Bumstead MP (1875 - 1940)

Albert Hoit Bumstead was an American cartographer and inventor. He was born in Boston in 1875, and attended Worcester Academy for one year, graduating in 1894. His home at that time was Atlanta, Geor...

8/17/2015 8/17/2015

William Camden MP (1551 - 1623)

William Camden (2 May 1551 – 9 November 1623) was an English antiquarian, historian, cartographer, and officer of arms. He wrote the first topographical survey of the islands of Great Britain and Irela...

6/7/2011 6/11/2015

Jacques Robbe MP (1643 - 1721)

Sommaire Né à Soissons en 1643 et décédé en sa ville natale en 1721. Auteur et poète . Ingénieur et géographe du roi . Il fut d'abord avocat au parlement de Paris , exerça les fonctions de maire ...

5/23/2015 5/23/2015

Jean Guyon du Buisson MP (1619 - 1694)

Notes Location info: Mortagne, Perche, France (birth), Québec (marriage), Château-Richer (death) Pionnier de la Nouvelle-France . Arrive sur le « Navire de Neslé » le 4 juin 1634 avec ses parents.

3/25/2007 5/21/2015

Jared Mason Diamond MP

Los Angeles

Jared Mason Diamond is an American scientist and author best known for his popular science books The Third Chimpanzee (1991); Guns, Germs, and Steel (1997, awarded a Pulitzer Prize); Collapse (2005); a...

2/22/2008 5/16/2015

Colonel Sir George Everest MP (1790 - 1866)

Colonel Sir George Everest ( /ˈiːvrɨst/; 4 July 1790 – 1 December 1866) was a Welsh surveyor, geographer and Surveyor-General of India from 1830 to 1843. Sir George was largely responsible for co...

8/24/2012 5/9/2015

Lewis A. McArthur MP (1883 - 1951)

"Tam McArthur"

Lewis Ankeny McArthur (April 27, 1883 – November 8, 1951), known as "Tam" McArthur, was an executive for Pacific Power and Light Company. He was also the secretary for the Oregon Geographic Board for...

7/6/2013 5/6/2015

Richard Hakluyt, M.A., D.D. MP (c.1553 - 1616)

"Hackluit", "Richard Haklyut (the younger)", "Richard "the minister" Hakluyt", "Halykut"

Richard Hakluyt From WIkipdedia: Richard Hakluyt (/ˈhæklʊt/, /ˈhæklət/, or /ˈhækəlwɪt/;[1] 1553 – 23 November 1616) was an English writer. He is known for promoting the settlement of North Amer...

1/3/2015 4/25/2015

Cleveland Abbe, Jr. MP (1872 - 1934)

. Cleveland Abbe, Jr. (March 25, 1872 – April 19, 1934) was an American geographer, son of Cleveland Abbe. He was born in Washington, D.C., and graduated from Harvard University in 1894. He took post...

10/12/2012 4/13/2015

Théodore André Monod MP (1902 - 2000)

Théodore André Monod , né le 9 avril 1902 à Rouen et mort le 22 novembre 2000 à Versailles, est un scientifique naturaliste, explorateur, érudit et humaniste français. Il est « le grand spécialiste fra...

2/8/2015 2/8/2015

Chauncy Dennison Harris MP (1914 - 2004)

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...

12/13/2013 11/30/2014

C. W. Thornthwaite MP (1899 - 1963)

"C. W. Thornthwaite"

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 is sti...

11/30/2014 11/30/2014

Hugh Robert Mill MP (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 science. ...

11/29/2014 11/29/2014

Alfred Hettner MP (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...

3/6/2010 11/29/2014

Emmanuel de Margerie MP (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. Marger...

10/22/2014 11/29/2014

Frederick Haynes Newell MP (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...

3/11/2009 11/29/2014

Ellen Churchill Semple MP (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 Emerine Pri...

1/23/2009 11/29/2014

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 born i...

11/28/2014 11/28/2014

Simeon DeWitt MP (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 the fi...

12/28/2009 8/29/2014

Gilbert F. White MP (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 of the...

8/16/2014 8/16/2014

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, linguist, ...

4/16/2011 2/17/2014

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 the Prussian m...

7/29/2010 2/17/2014

Bradford Washburn MP (1910 - 2007)

"Bradford Washburn"

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 Science, ser...

2/12/2014 2/12/2014

William Hunter Workman MP (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...

7/5/2008 2/12/2014

Fanny Bullock Workman MP (1859 - 1925)

"frances"

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...

2/11/2014 2/11/2014

Gérard Sébastien Bernizet MP (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 @ The David Rumsey Map Collection

7/27/2013 7/27/2013

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'Albi, est un officier de marine et un explorateur ...

4/15/2013 4/15/2013

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'océan Pacifique, est un navig...

4/15/2013 4/15/2013

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, il s'intéressera à des domaines aussi varié...

4/1/2013 4/1/2013

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

Links: The Peerage: Geneall: Predecessor Charles III: Charles III Prince de Mónaco Successor Louis II: Louis II Grimaldi, Prince de Monaco Wikipedia: English: Francais:

1/21/2008 3/9/2013

Paul-Émile 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, écrivain français, fondateur et patron des expé...

8/28/2012 3/9/2013

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 français des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles.Louis...

3/8/2013 3/8/2013

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...

1/16/2012 10/24/2012

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 Antarctic E...

10/7/2010 10/24/2012

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 ...

7/13/2007 10/24/2012

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, in the ...

8/27/2008 10/24/2012