Who was the first Geographer? - ProProfs Discuss
Topics
Products
Follow Us:

Who was the first Geographer?

Asked by E. Barnes, Last updated: Jan 26, 2020

+ Answer
Request
1

3 Answers

Mithran

Mithran

Answered Nov 19, 2018

Eratosthenes was the first geographer. Eratosthenes the first spot has to go to the man who coined the term geography, Eratosthenes. He created one of the earliest maps of the known world between 276-195 BC, but his greatest contribution was the concept of latitude and longitude. ...Read More
 

Chris Kenway

Chris Kenway, Content Writer, Jacksonville

Answered Oct 16, 2018

Eratosthenes was the first geographer. He brought the concept of geography, a common field of science. Thousands of years ago, when the world was unexplored, exotic, and beyond anyone’s imagination, Eratosthenes was the one who spotted this term. He was one of the biggest contributors to the science of geography. ...Read More
 

D. Gray

D. Gray

Answered Jun 04, 2018

A geographer is someone who studies and writes about the features, land, inhabitants and phenomena of our world. Eratosthenes, who lived over two hundred years before Christ, can be credited with creating the word Geograpy. He drew the very first map known to the world. It is he who derived the concept of latitude and longitude and was the first to accurately calculate the circumference of the Earth. However, Herodotus, another Greek, who lived much earlier still, 484-425 BC, wrote vo...Read More
 

Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer
Search for Google images
Select a recommended image
Upload from your computer

Email Sent
We have sent an email to your address "" with instructions to reset your password.