Walter Christaller

1893 - 1969

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Walter Christaller (April 21, 1893 – March 9, 1969), was a German geographer whose principal contribution to the discipline is central place theory, first published in 1933. This groundbreaking theory was the foundation of the study of cities as systems of cities, rather than simple hierarchies or single entities. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Walter Christaller has received more than 101,083 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Walter Christaller is the 3,470th most popular politician (up from 4,492nd in 2019), the 952nd most popular biography from Germany (up from 1,176th in 2019) and the 265th most popular German Politician.

Walter Christaller is most famous for his Central Place Theory. This theory states that people will travel to a central place to buy goods, and that the size of a town will be determined by the size of the market it can provide for.

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Among politicians, Walter Christaller ranks 3,470 out of 15,710Before him are Gérard Genette, Peter I of Bulgaria, Rusudan of Georgia, Marie Angélique de Scorailles, Muyeol of Silla, and Sancho VI of Navarre. After him are Félix Houphouët-Boigny, Ahmose, Bruno Kreisky, Tokugawa Tsunayoshi, Traian Băsescu, and Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler.

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Among people born in 1893, Walter Christaller ranks 47Before him are Edward Adelbert Doisy, Hermann Balck, Qazi Muhammad, Miroslav Krleža, Walter Baade, and Mae West. After him are Ernst Toller, Ana Pauker, Emmy Göring, Erwin Piscator, Nicholas J. Spykman, and Vsevolod Pudovkin. Among people deceased in 1969, Walter Christaller ranks 37Before him are Joseph Kasa-Vubu, Josef von Sternberg, Moïse Tshombe, B. Traven, Allen Dulles, and Alexandra David-Néel. After him are Robert Taylor, Raymond A. Spruance, Wacław Sierpiński, Eberhard von Mackensen, Vjekoslav Luburić, and Harold Alexander, 1st Earl Alexander of Tunis.

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Among people born in Germany, Walter Christaller ranks 952 out of 5,289Before him are Hans-Dietrich Genscher (1927), Adam Elsheimer (1578), Petrus Apianus (1495), Hans Scholl (1918), Karl Abraham (1877), and Hendrik Goltzius (1558). After him are Princess Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel (1696), Eugen Dühring (1833), Paul Johann Anselm Ritter von Feuerbach (1775), Ernst Barlach (1870), Bernd Schuster (1959), and Stefan Lochner (1410).

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