geographers and their contributions

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  • -580 BCE

    Pythagoras

    Pythagoras
    The first to affirm the principle of the spherity of the Earth
  • -484 BCE

    Herodotus

    Herodotus
    To him is due the elaboration of the first known map with the inclusion of the names of the towns.
  • -384 BCE

    Aristotle

    Aristotle
    Described the Earth as an immobile spherical mass, located at the center of a round universe
  • -276 BCE

    Eratosthenes

    Eratosthenes
    Estimated the radius of the Earth Middle age.
  • 90

    Claudius Ptolemy

    Claudius Ptolemy
    he described the location of about a thousand stars, according to a geocentric theory in which the Earth was located at the center of the universe, with the Moon, the Sun and the stars revolving around him and detailed atlases
  • 1099

    Al-Idrisi

    Al-Idrisi
    Made a large world map oriented in the opposite direction to the one currently used (north down and south up), known as the Tabula Rogeriana, accompanied by a book called Geography.
  • 1304

    Ibn Batuta

    Ibn Batuta
    Recognized as an important source of Medieval Geography.
  • 1332

    Ibn Khaldun

    Ibn Khaldun
    He tried to prove that the forces and phenomena of nature influence human society as a constant and powerful factor, this is the principle of Geographical determinism.
  • 1510

    Bernard Palissy

    Bernard Palissy
    Wrote on the nature and scientific study of soils, underground waters, and fossils.