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Alfred Hettner

1859 - 1941

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Alfred Hettner (6 August 1859, in Dresden – 31 August 1941, in Heidelberg) was a German geographer. His parents were art historian Hermann Theodor Hettner and Marie von Stockmar. His maternal grandfather was Christian Friedrich, Baron Stockmar. His half-brother was Otto Hettner.He is known for his concept of chorology, the study of places and regions, a concept that influenced both Carl O. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alfred Hettner has received more than 47,747 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia. Alfred Hettner is the 36th most popular geographer (up from 38th in 2019), the 1,802nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 2,011th in 2019) and the 6th most popular German Geographer.

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Among geographers, Alfred Hettner ranks 36 out of 67Before him are Nicolas Sanson, Albrecht Penck, Abu Sa'id Gardezi, Jodocus Hondius, Vincenzo Coronelli, and Willem Blaeu. After him are Artemidorus Ephesius, Jovan Cvijić, Johann Georg Gmelin, Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky, Otto Nordenskjöld, and Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville.

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Among people born in 1859, Alfred Hettner ranks 43Before him are Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov, Alexandru Averescu, Natalie of Serbia, Jānis Čakste, Diana Abgar, and Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria. After him are Feng Guozhang, Adolf Hurwitz, Thibaw Min, Léon Duguit, Karl von Stürgkh, and Georg Alexander Pick. Among people deceased in 1941, Alfred Hettner ranks 64Before him are Hans Berger, Charles Huntziger, Amrita Sher-Gil, Dmitry Merezhkovsky, Natalie of Serbia, and Annie Jump Cannon. After him are Henri Cornet, Guillermo Kahlo, Jelly Roll Morton, Guido Adler, Hjalmar Söderberg, and Karin Boye.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Alfred Hettner ranks 1,802 out of 6,142Before him are Otto Abetz (1903), Andreas Achenbach (1815), Simon Mayr (1763), Hans Globke (1898), Johann Christoph Pepusch (1667), and Heinz Hitler (1920). After him are Berthold, Margrave of Baden (1906), Franzl Lang (1930), Duke Ferdinand of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1721), Prince Georg of Bavaria (1880), Jordan of Saxony (1190), and Igor Mitoraj (1944).

Among GEOGRAPHERS In Germany

Among geographers born in Germany, Alfred Hettner ranks 6Before him are Alexander von Humboldt (1769), Carl Ritter (1779), Martin Waldseemüller (1470), Sebastian Münster (1488), and Albrecht Penck (1858). After him are Johann Georg Gmelin (1709), Hans Meyer (1858), Adolf Stieler (1775), and Anton Friedrich Büsching (1724).