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Top 5 most famous people who studied geography or were geographers

Geography is a great discipline of science. It helps us understand the natural world and how we, as humans, affect it. A famous saying says that “Geography is what geographers do”… Take a look at the famous top geographers that did something else…

Degree in geography by Michael Jordan

Before Michael Jordan became the greatest player in the history of NBA, he graduated with a degree in this field from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in 1986.

Top 5 most famous people who studied geography or were geographers: Michael Jordan

Michael Jordan

Student of geography – Prince William

Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, studied it at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland having switched from studying the history of art. Good choice!

Top 5 most famous people who studied geography or were geographers: Prince William

Prince William

Unusual geographer – Mother Teresa

Blessed Mother Teresa (1910-1997), was not exactly a student of geography but she taught this subject at covenant schools in Kolkata, India before she founded the Missionaries of Charity.

Top 5 most famous people who studied geography or were geographers: Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa

Geographer, dictator, Augusto Pinochet

Augusto Pinochet (1915-2006) the former dictator of Chile is well known as geographer. He actually wrote a few books on geopolitics.

Top 5 most famous people who studied geography or were geographers: Augusto Pinochet

Augusto Pinochet

Philosopher, geographer, Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant (1724-1804) is one of the greatest philosophers of all times. He is also a well-known geography scholar and lecturer.

Immanuel Kant

Immanuel Kant

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Have you ever wondered what is on the other side of the Globe? This Kickstarter app will let you discover it.

From time to time we all wonder what is on the other side of the world exactly beneath our feet. It is quite hard to image as we are used to “Mercator-flat” image of the world. Couple of Geeks from London decided to develop an app called the Globe that would make in much easier to explore it… and they are looking for your support on Kickstarter.


The app is supposed to be free, open, simple as possible and it won’t require any logins. Actually there is working demo website available here. In fact there are a couple of apps that do exactly the same thing but how can you not support a team of such a cool GeoGeeks?


Richard, Lewis and Peter: Team Globe.

Team Globe is planning to add couple of cool features that will make the app unique. The coolest one will let you record your trip and show it on the other side of the world. Crazy but extremely cool!

We hope that Richard, Lewis and Peter will get their project funded. You’ve got our modest but sincere £1.

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