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Karl Ritter

Karl Ritter (1779-1859). “Genius of geography “, “founder ” of modern geography – there are numerous laudatory epithets to refer to this geographer who for nearly forty years, from 1820 to 1859, occupied the chair of geography, ethnology and history (Länder- und Völkerkunde und der Geschichte) in Berlin university . Karl Ritter is however a […]