Occupation

GEOGRAPHERS

With 58 biographies, Geographers are the 67th most common occupation in Pantheon, behind Dancers, Anthropologists, and Artists.

Pantheon has 58 people classified as geographers born between 276 BC and 1944. Of these 58, 3 (5.17%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living geographers include David Harvey, James Lovelock, and Yi-Fu Tuan. The most famous deceased geographers include Eratosthenes, Strabo, and Alexander von Humboldt.

Living Geographers

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Deceased Geographers

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Most geographers were born in Germany (9), Spain (5), and Turkey (4). By city, the most common birth places were Saint Petersburg (3), Venice (2), and London (2).The most common death places of geographers were Germany (8), France (5), and United States (4). By city, these were Berlin (3), Paris (3), and Saint Petersburg (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 21 most globally memorable Geographers since 1700.

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