Erich von Drygalski

1865 - 1949

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Erich Dagobert von Drygalski (February 9, 1865 – January 10, 1949) was a German geographer, geophysicist and polar scientist, born in Königsberg, East Prussia. Between 1882 and 1887, Drygalski studied mathematics and natural science at the University of Königsberg, Bonn, Berlin and Leipzig. He graduated with a doctorate thesis about ice shields in Nordic areas. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Erich von Drygalski has received more than 51,084 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Erich von Drygalski is the 43rd most popular geographer (down from 35th in 2019), the 758th most popular biography from Russia (down from 689th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Russian Geographer.

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Among geographers, Erich von Drygalski ranks 43 out of 67Before him are Abu Sa'id Gardezi, Alfred Hettner, Jodocus Hondius, Otto Nordenskjöld, Nicolas Sanson, and Marie Tharp. After him are Richard Hartshorne, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville, Pedro Reinel, Conrad Malte-Brun, Abu Muhammad al-Hasan al-Hamdani, and Johann Gottlieb Georgi.

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Among people born in 1865, Erich von Drygalski ranks 71Before him are Princess Elisabeth of Saxe-Altenburg, Emma Eckstein, James Henry Breasted, Max Heindel, Jehanne D'Alcy, and Louis Zutter. After him are Pēteris Stučka, Bronisława Dłuska, Henri Desgrange, Archibald Leitch, Hantaro Nagaoka, and Emma Orczy. Among people deceased in 1949, Erich von Drygalski ranks 71Before him are Alfred J. Lotka, Ivan Poddubny, Sam Wood, Boris Asafyev, Infanta Blanca of Spain, and Leopold IV, Prince of Lippe. After him are Wakatsuki Reijirō, Félix d'Herelle, Martin Knudsen, Traicho Kostov, James Forrestal, and Vyacheslav Ivanov.

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Among people born in Russia, Erich von Drygalski ranks 758 out of 2,688Before him are Iosif Gurko (1828), Otto Hesse (1811), Vladimir Minorsky (1877), Afanasy Fet (1820), Emil Wiechert (1861), and Rudolf Lipschitz (1832). After him are Franz Schlegelberger (1876), Vladimir Fock (1898), Andrey Kurbsky (1528), Ivan Ilyin (1883), Nikolai Andrianov (1952), and Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov (1870).


Among geographers born in Russia, Erich von Drygalski ranks 3Before him are Wladimir Köppen (1846) and Pyotr Semyonov-Tyan-Shansky (1827). After him are Yuly Shokalsky (1856).