Carl Ritter

1779 - 1859

Carl Ritter

Carl Ritter (August 7, 1779 – September 28, 1859) was a German geographer. Along with Alexander von Humboldt, he is considered one of the founders of modern geography. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Carl Ritter has received more than 144,324 page views. His biography is available in 43 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 11th most popular geographer.

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    Languages Editions (L)

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    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.79

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among geographers, Carl Ritter ranks 11 out of 58Before him are Piri Reis, Muhammad al-Idrisi, Pausanias, George Everest, Martin Waldseemüller, and Abraham Ortelius. After him are Ferdinand von Richthofen, Pomponius Mela, Wladimir Köppen, Paul Vidal de La Blache, Ibn Khordadbeh, and Ziryab.

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Among people born in 1779, Carl Ritter ranks 4Before him are Jöns Jacob Berzelius, Mustafa IV, and Friedrich Carl von Savigny. After him are Grand Duke Konstantin Pavlovich of Russia, William Lamb, 2nd Viscount Melbourne, Elizabeth Alexeievna, Francis IV, Duke of Modena, Thomas Moore, Adam Oehlenschläger, Antoine-Henri Jomini, and Maria Cristina of Naples and Sicily. Among people deceased in 1859, Carl Ritter ranks 8Before him are Klemens von Metternich, Alexis de Tocqueville, Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet, Oscar I of Sweden, Wilhelm Grimm, and John Vianney. After him are Josip Jelačić, Washington Irving, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Louis Spohr, Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia, and Bettina von Arnim.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Carl Ritter ranks 373 out of 3,763Before him are Jürgen Klopp (1967), Franz Boas (1858), Louis the Child (893), Adam Opel (1837), Friedrich Carl von Savigny (1779), and Ernst Busch (1885). After him are Frank-Walter Steinmeier (1956), Emile Berliner (1851), Max Bruch (1838), Paul Hausser (1880), Franz Brentano (1838), and Ernst Ruska (1906).

Among GEOGRAPHERS In Germany

Among geographers born in Germany, Carl Ritter ranks 3Before him are Alexander von Humboldt (1769) and Martin Waldseemüller (1470). After him are Sebastian Münster (1488), Albrecht Penck (1858), Johann Georg Gmelin (1709), Alfred Hettner (1859), Johann Gottlieb Georgi (1729), and Adolf Stieler (1775).

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