Occupation

GEOGRAPHERS

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With 67 biographies, Geographers are the 73rd most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Baseball Players, Anthropologists, and Cricketers.

Pantheon has 67 people classified as geographers born between 276 BC and 1944. Of these 67, 3 (4.48%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living geographers include James Lovelock, David Harvey, and Yi-Fu Tuan. The most famous deceased geographers include Eratosthenes, Strabo, and Alexander von Humboldt. As of October 2020, 9 new geographers have been added to Pantheon including Jovan Cvijić, Inō Tadataka, and Anton Friedrich Büsching.

Living Geographers

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Newly Added Geographers (2020)

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Most geographers were born in Germany (11), United Kingdom (7), and United States (7). By city, the most common birth places were Saint Petersburg (3), Venice (2), and Cyrene, Libya (1).The most common death places of geographers were Germany (11), United States (8), and France (5). By city, these were Berlin (4), Saint Petersburg (3), and Paris (3).

The earliest biographies classified as geographers in Pantheon are Strabo, Artemidorus Ephesius, and Eratosthenes.  The concentration of geographers was largest during the Newspaper Era, which lasted from 1700 to 1899. Some birth or death locations for earlier geographers are unknown, which may account for timeline differences below.

Which Geographers were alive at the same time? This visualization shows the lifespans of the 25 most globally memorable Geographers since 1700.

Geographers are found within the Science & Technology domain which also includes Biologists, Mathematicians, Physicists, Astronomers, and Chemists.