John Walter Gregory

1864 - 1932

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Prof John Walter Gregory, FRS, FRSE FGS LLD (27 January 1864 – 2 June 1932) was a British geologist and explorer, known principally for his work on glacial geology and on the geography and geology of Australia and East Africa. The Gregory Rift in the Great Rift Valley is named in his honour. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Walter Gregory has received more than 29,199 page views. His biography is available in 17 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 16 in 2019). John Walter Gregory is the 55th most popular geographer (down from 51st in 2019), the 2,883rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,535th in 2019) and the 4th most popular British Geographer.

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Among geographers, John Walter Gregory ranks 55 out of 67Before him are Johann Gottlieb Georgi, Yi-Fu Tuan, Hans Meyer, Inō Tadataka, Carlos Viegas Gago Coutinho, and Anton Friedrich Büsching. After him are Adolf Stieler, Torsten Hägerstrand, Curt von François, Ellsworth Huntington, Carl O. Sauer, and Ellen Churchill Semple.

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Among people born in 1864, John Walter Gregory ranks 110Before him are Elena Văcărescu, George Albert Smith, Jakob Emanuel Lange, Frances Cleveland, Vera Komissarzhevskaya, and Juhan Liiv. After him are Einar Benediktsson, William S. Hart, Princess Marie Anne of Saxe-Altenburg, José Pardo y Barreda, Herman Heijermans, and Aleksey Shakhmatov. Among people deceased in 1932, John Walter Gregory ranks 87Before him are Maironis, Lipót Baumhorn, Mikhail Pokrovsky, Hart Crane, Constantin Coandă, and Augusta, Lady Gregory. After him are Dora Carrington, Henry M. Leland, Rudolf Bauer, Marcel Boulenger, Carmen de Burgos, and Kliment Boyadzhiev.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Walter Gregory ranks 2,883 out of 6,924Before him are Alexander Wilson (1766), George Abecassis (1913), John Rutter (1945), Blanche Bingley (1863), John Lennard-Jones (1894), and Dave Holland (1948). After him are Robert Greene (1558), Israel Regardie (1907), James Challis (1803), Linda Martin (1952), Richard Lydekker (1849), and Cyril Scott (1879).

Among GEOGRAPHERS In United Kingdom

Among geographers born in United Kingdom, John Walter Gregory ranks 4Before him are George Everest (1790), James Lovelock (1919), and David Harvey (1935). After him are Doreen Massey (1944), John Speed (1551), and Thomas Griffith Taylor (1880).